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30
Jun

DNR Brings the Great Outdoors to the Maryland State Fair!

Bird as part of the Scales and Tales program at the State Fair Discover the beauty and wonder of Maryland’s great outdoors through an interactive exhibit hosted by the Department of Natural Resources at the 133rd State Fair in Timonium, August 22 through September 1. The exhibit will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read more »

5
Jun

$10,000 Diamond Jim on the Loose!

A tagged fish ready for release

A tagged fish ready for release

The hunt is on! The Diamond Jim component of the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge kicked off today when DNR biologists and members of the Maryland Youth Fishing Club caught, tagged and released the first round of striped bass into the Chesapeake Bay. One of these tagged fish is the official Diamond Jim, worth $10,000 to the angler who catches it before midnight on June 30, 2014. The other tagged “imposter” rockfish are worth at least $500 each if caught and registered before midnight on Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Read more »

2
Jun

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 »

2
Jun

Maryland Free Fishing Days: June 7, 14 and July 4

Young girl fishing with grandfather at Gunpowder Falls State Park Everyone is invited to grab a rod, get outside and enjoy the State’s excellent fishing opportunities through free fishing days on June 7, June 14 and July 4. No fishing license, stamp or registration is required to recreationally fish in State waters on these days. Read more »

22
May

New Germany State Park to Feature Greg Latta in Concert

Greg Latta Performing

Greg Latta


When:  Saturday, May 31 at 7 p.m.  
Where: New Germany State Park Lake House, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453 or park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us
 

New Germany State Park will feature the acoustic sounds of local musician Greg Latta as he performs a combination of Appalachian, Irish, old-time and traditional music using variety of instruments at the park’s Lake House. Read more »

21
May

NRP Wins Award for State of the Art Enforcement Tool

A screen shot from MLEIN of the targeted dredge boat inside the boundary of the oyster sanctuary.

A screen shot from MLEIN of a targeted dredge boat inside the boundary of the oyster sanctuary.

Maryland’s newest tool to detect natural resources lawbreakers, protect the homeland and assist boaters in distress was recognized earlier this month by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at its annual meeting in Baltimore.

The Agency Award for Innovations in Public Service was presented to DNR Deputy Secretary Frank Dawson and Capt. David Larsen of the Maryland Natural Resources Police on May 13 for the development and use of the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN). Read more »

15
May

Fort Frederick to Host Families in Nature Memorial Day Weekend

A young visitor viewing the skythrough the park’s telescope

When: May 24 & 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Cost: Md. residents: $3/car; Non-residents: $5/car
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

Park staff invite outdoor enthusiasts to experience the scenic wilds of Fort Frederick State Park through a variety of activities and guided explorations at the Families in Nature Memorial Day weekend. The two-day event will feature programs and presentations, along with plenty of ways for visitors to enjoy the park on their own, or with the help of a ranger. Read more »

15
May

It’s Tea Time at Gambrill State Park

When: Friday, May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Who: Open to the Public, All Ages
Cost: $25 per person (registration required)
Where: Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick
Contact: 301-271-7574 or Cunninghamgambrill@gmail.com
 

It’s tea time at Gambrill State Park! Join staff for an evening tea service complete with scrumptious goodies and a presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps’ legacy in the region. Read more »

15
May

DNR to Host Farmers’ Market in Annapolis

Fresh, colorful vegetables laid out during last year's market The Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market located just outside of downtown Annapolis is back and ready to provide residents with fresh fruits, vegetables and homemade goodies all summer long! Starting June 5, the market will run from 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through September 4.  Read more »

15
May

Join MET to Keep Solomons Island Road Litter-Free!

MET staff and volunteers help protect the environment and keeps scenic byways beautiful

MET staff and volunteers help keep the scenic byway beautiful

When: Thursday, June 12 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Tracys Landing Park & Ride
Who:  Open to the Public
Contact: 410-514-7905
 

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites volunteers to help beautify a portion of Solomons Island Road in southern Anne Arundel County in an upcoming Adopt a Highway clean-up. MET “adopted” the nearly one-mile stretch of scenic byway last year and has pledged to keep it litter-free.  Read more »