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The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event's Keynote Speech

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event’s Keynote Speech

2014 Maryland Land Conservation Conference Sees Record Attendance

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide. MET announced the award and grant winners to a record number of guests during the 14th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference, held April 3 and 4 at the Claggett Center in Adamstown. Read more »


Invasive Catfish Trigger Public Awareness Campaign in Maryland

The kick-off included a catfish cooking demonstration by Chef James Barrett of Azure in Annapolis.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today launched a statewide campaign to educate citizens about invasive Blue and Flathead Catfish – their impact on native species and what anglers can do to help. Partners and stakeholders joined DNR staff at Smallwood State Park on the Potomac River for a catfish cooking demonstration and tasting to kick off the effort. Read more »


Register Now: Wye-Tri Adventure Race at Wye Island NRMA

Who: Ages 14 and older
When: Saturday, May 3, Race begins at 8 a.m.
Where: Wye Island NRMA, 632 Wye Island Road, Queenstown
Cost: $15 per person
Contact: 410-827-7577

Register now to run, paddle and ride through the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) during the 3rd annual Wye-Tri Adventure Race. This year, the race is returning to the popular 2012 format, which includes three segments: running, kayaking and mountain biking.   Read more »


Dan’s Mountain State Park to Host 6,000-Egg Hunt!

egg 2Who: Ages 12 and under
When: Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dan’s Mountain State Park, 17410 Recreation Area Road SW, Lonaconing
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453

The annual Egg Hunt at Dan’s Mountain is back and better than ever, with more than 6,000 candy-filled eggs hidden in the park’s pool area, and a variety door prizes up for grabs!  Read more »


Maryland’s Spring Turkey Hunts to Open

AmericanProfile009_printYouth hunters will kick-off Maryland’s spring turkey season with the Junior Turkey Hunt on April 12 statewide, and April 13 on private land in Calvert, Caroline, Charles and St. Mary’s counties and private and public land in Dorchester County. The regular spring turkey season will run from April 18 to May 23 statewide. Read more »


DNR Leaders Read Across Annapolis

Secretary Joe Gill reads Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! to 3rd graders at Germantown Elementary.

Classroom visits celebrate Read Across Maryland Month

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Deputy Secretary Frank Dawson each visited Annapolis area elementary school classrooms this week to read long-cherished books to students. The DNR officials lent a hand to local educators and encouraged children to read as part of Governor O’Malley’s Read Across Maryland initiative. Read more »


Gambrill State Park to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

A young boy pond-fishing showing off his yellow perch catchWho: Ages 14 and under (registration required)
When: Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick
Cost: Park Entry Fee $3/vehicle State residents & $5/vehicle non-residents
Contact: 301-271-7574

Young anglers are invited to spend a few hours on the water fishing for trout at Gambrill State Park’s Youth Fishing Rodeo. The park’s Rock Run pond will be stocked with fish ready for action! Read more »


It’s Tea Time at Gambrill State Park

The Tea Room, a native-stone building set amongst the beautiful views of Frederick and Middletown

The Tea Room

When: Friday, April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Who: Open to the public
Cost: $25 per person (registration required)
Where: Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick
Contact: 301-271-7574

Gambrill State Park invites guests of all ages to join them for an evening tea service complete with scrumptious goodies and a presentation on local tea-making plants. Read more »


Assateague State Park to Host Bunny Hop Egg Hunt

Who: Ages 10 and under
When: Saturday, April 12 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Where: Assateague State Park, 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-641-2120 ext. 13

Participants will hop down the bunny trail at Assateague State Park in search of hidden eggs containing goodies! The event will kick off with a live animal display, crafts and activities, including a raffle and guessing games, with the hunt beginning promptly at 1 p.m. Read more »


Fort Frederick State Park to Host 20th Annual Market Fair

market fairWho: Open to the public
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
When: April 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5/adult, $2/ages 6-12, Free/ 5 and under
Contact: 301-842-2155

History lovers of all ages are invited to travel back in time to an authentic colonial Market Fair. Now in its 20th year, the Fort Frederick Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, entertainers and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment alongside the park’s historic stone fort, originally built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. Read more »