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
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
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
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