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Governor O’Malley, NRP Urge Water Safety as Drownings Continue

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

After more than 13 drownings in Maryland waterways this year, Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking everyone to use extra caution when out on the water. Read more »


NRP Recovers Bodies of Two Men Missing Since the Weekend

NRP logoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers Tuesday recovered the bodies of two men missing since the weekend. Read more »


NRP Patrols to Emphasize Safety this July 4 Weekend

NRP Patrol at the National Harbor in front of the ferris wheel

NRP patrolling National Harbor

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 »


NRP, Coast Guard to Launch Weekend Campaign against Impaired, Unsafe Boaters

NRP boat patrolling the waters 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 »


Emergency Regulations for New Jetpack Vessels to take Effect

Jetpack demonstration at Sandy Point State Park

Jetpack demonstration at Sandy Point State Park

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 »


NRP Issues Potomac River Advisory

The Maryland Natural Resources Police has issued a warning to boaters and anglers to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its swollen creeks and streams, from today through Monday. Read more »


DNR Names Employee of the Year

DNR Secretary Joe Gill Congratulates Mary Taylor

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 »


DNR Certifies Two Clean Marinas in Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties

Beautiful marina during sunset

Docked for Sunset by Adrian James Testa

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 »


June is Great Outdoors Month: Get outside with New DNR Mobile App

Courtesy of Brian Walsh

In celebration of Maryland’s abundant natural resources and exciting recreational opportunities, Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month. Even better, enjoying the State’s outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app, AccessDNR! Read more »


NRP Urges Boating Safety this Holiday Weekend

jim writes ticket

NRP Officer Jim Robinson writes a boat violation ticket

The Maryland Natural Resources Police reminds boaters, anglers and paddlers that conditions on many State waterways remain unpredictable this holiday weekend, with some high water levels, missing navigational markers and debris posing unexpected hazards.

Officials are warning boaters and paddlers to be aware of two major logjams on the Monocacy River in Frederick County, one of which almost claimed the life of a kayaker. The obstructions are at the Gas House Pike Bridge and a CSX railroad bridge. Paddlers are urged to walk with their kayaks and canoes around the obstructions. Read more »