The Severn River headwaters and Saltworks Creek, a tributary of the river, are more accessible to boaters following dredging projects carried out by the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read more
Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day and boat safety check
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers encourage the public to join them in wearing a lifejacket to work on Friday, May 17. The State initiative kicks off National Safe Boating Week, May 18 to 24, by raising awareness on the importance of these life saving devices. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now requires that coordinators of sizeable boat gatherings obtain a Marine Gathering Permit so that law enforcement and emergency medical services can properly prepare for these events. The new permit only applies to gatherings that will consist of 100 or more vessels and last longer than three hours.
Longtime and esteemed DNR Disability Advisory Council Member Donald E. Backe passed away on April 12. He served the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a volunteer, subject-matter expert on disability, accessibility, and boating and recreation for more than 20 years. Read more
Larger boats can now easily access the Town of Oxford following the renovation of the N. Morris Street Timber Dock. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the town worked together to rebuild, reconfigure and expand the previously deteriorating dock. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to assist the City of Annapolis with its planned renovation of City Dock. The award, a Sport Fish Restoration Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG), is the largest of its kind Maryland has ever received, and the maximum allowed under the program. Read more
Marks 150th Maryland Clean Marina
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified The Crescent Marina in Fells Point a Maryland Clean Marina, marking the 150th facility currently fulfilling the initiative’s cleaner, greener standards. Read more
DNR Secretary Names Executive Producer Ambassador of the Chesapeake
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin presented Outdoors Maryland Executive Producer Mike English with the Ambassador of the Chesapeake award at the series’ 25th anniversary celebration on March 20. English was honored for his outstanding work in capturing Maryland’s breathtaking beauty and vibrant ecosystems, and sharing the stories of the people who explore and protect them. Read more
KB Derr & Son, an independent marina and boatyard in Lusby, is the newest certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“I decided to go for the award after I attended a Clean Marina workshop last winter,” said Owner Justin Derr. “I realized I would rather be proactive and adopt the best practices and permits for the industry.” Read more
The Potomac River is now more accessible following three pier replacement projects in St. Mary’s County. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services and St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks worked together to renovate the piers located at Fox Harbor Landing in Ridge, River Springs Landing in Avenue, and St. George’s Island. Read more