“Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “Plan ahead and be vigilant. We need everyone to do their part.”
After more than 13 drownings in Maryland waterways this year to date, Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking everyone to use extra caution when out on the water. Read more
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend. Read more
The goal this July 4th weekend for the Maryland Natural Resources Police is simple: fewer boating accidents.
The game plan is direct: officers will be going all-out on the State’s waterways, from the Atlantic Ocean to Deep Creek Lake.
“Our officers will be aggressively targeting reckless and negligent boaters and those whose judgment is impaired by alcohol or drugs,” said Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “We want to ensure that Maryland families and our visitors have a safe and happy holiday.” Read more
The Maryland Natural Resources Police will join this weekend with the Coast Guard and other maritime law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on alcohol- and drug-impaired boaters. Read more
DNR has submitted a formal request to the Maryland Administrative Executive and Legislative Review to establish emergency regulations to cover a new category of recreational vessel, the jetpack. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources named Mary Taylor of the Boating Services Unit its 2013 employee of the year.
“Mary’s unwavering enthusiasm, unparalleled customer service, and forward-thinking have helped make Somers Cove the flourishing marina it is today,” said DNR Secretary Joe Gill. “Whether out and about talking with customers or assisting her DNR colleagues, Mary comes to work every day excited to serve the public and identify innovative ways to enhance marina operations.” Read more
Norman Creek in Middle River and Hidden Harbour in Deale are the latest facilities to be added to the growing list of Maryland Clean Marinas. The marinas earned the certifications for their work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations. Read more