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23
Sep

Park Quest 2014 Reaches End of Trail with Fun and Prizes

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service's display

Kids practicing putting out mock wildfires at the Forestry Service’s display

Under bright, blue skies, more than 1,200 people Saturday celebrated the end of summer and all things special about Maryland State Parks at the seventh annual Park Quest Rendezvous.

A total of 266 teams took part in activities at Patapsco Valley State Park, ranging from Ranger Bingo to the Natural Resources Police’s Water Safety instruction. At the end of the day, participants whose tickets were drawn won prize packages guaranteed to spark continued outdoors adventures. Read more »

22
Sep

NRP Charges another Charter Captain with Operating Illegally

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers last Wednesday charged a Grasonville man with operating an illegal fishing service as part of a continuing state and federal investigation into charter boats on Kent Island. Read more »

17
Sep

Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Winnning Photo: Red-footed Cannibalfly by Laurie Brice

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill today announced the winners of the 11th annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Approximately 150 photographers entered nearly 800 photographs this year. Laurie Brice of Annapolis earned the grand prize for her up-close Red-footed Cannibalfly taken at the Glendenning Butterfly Garden within the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more »

16
Sep

DNR Certifies New Clean Marina in Baltimore County

Sun setting over Essex Marina

Essex Marina & Boat Sales

Essex Marina and Boat Sales has been added to the growing list of Maryland Clean Marinas for its work to prevent pollution and operate more sustainably.

Owner Michael Darenberg carefully controls operations to prevent pollution and ensure the marina is kept clean. To meet these goals, the facility provides free pumpouts so boaters can easily empty sewage holding tanks, employs wash-water containment and stormwater controls, and uses vacuum sanders when smoothing boat hulls to keep the dust out of the air and water. Read more »

5
Sep

NRP, Coast Guard Shut Down Three Kent Island Charter Boats

Natural Resources Police LogoTwo Kent Island fishing boat captains were charged Thursday with operating passenger vessels without required safety equipment and failing to have the appropriate licenses, following a lengthy investigation and enforcement action by undercover Maryland Natural Resources Police officers and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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3
Sep

NRP Reports Labor Day Holiday Celebrated Safely

Children Tubing

Marylanders celebrated the end of summer by having a safe Labor Day weekend on State lands and waterways, the Natural Resources Police reported. Read more »

27
Aug

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations this month for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and illegal crabbing.

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27
Aug

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

lifeThe Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first.

“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.”

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24
Jul

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 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 »

15
Jul

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 »