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Posts from the ‘Trees & Forests’ Category

29
Oct

New and Upgraded Recreation Projects set for Carroll, Charles and Harford Counties

Carroll, Charles and Harford counties will soon receive funding for recreational enhancements through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more

29
Oct

Rural Legacy Program Preserves 55 Acres in Caroline and Washington Counties

Photo by Chuck Aaron

The State permanently preserved 55 acres of Maryland’s landscape and eliminated 5 development rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easements in the Mid-Maryland Washington Rural Legacy Area and Agricultural Security Corridor Rural Legacy Area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

15
Oct

Maryland Adds 52 Acres to Rural Legacy Area in Baltimore County

Photo of a farm by Sabine Dickens

Photo by Sabine Dickens

The State permanently preserved 52 acres of woodland, eliminating one developmental right, through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement in the Gunpowder Falls Rural Legacy Area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

14
Oct

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm CWMA to Open to Hunting

Turkey Starting October 16, there will be a new public hunting opportunity available in Calvert County. The 206-acre Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), located in Prince Frederick, will be open to regulated deer and spring turkey hunting only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in MarylandRead more »

7
Oct

Firewood Can Carry Invasive Hitchhikers Detrimental to Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer BeetleCitizens reminded to buy local wood

As winter approaches and citizens stock up on firewood for the cold months ahead, many do not realize they may be bringing home more than burning supplies. With firewood being the main means of transport for the destructive emerald ash borer beetle, the State reminds all Marylanders to buy their wood locally to help limit the spread.  Read more »

1
Oct

Maryland Adds 203 Acres to Rural Legacy Area in Frederick County

Landscape of Trees. Photo By Avi Bender

Photo By Avi Bender

The State permanently preserved 203 acres of woodland and farmland, eliminating 7 developmental rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement in the Mid-Maryland Frederick Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

23
Sep

Celebrate Fall, Plant a Tree!

Everyone can help make a difference!

Governor O’Malley reminds of new Marylanders Plant Trees goal

With the season’s cooler temperatures, moderate rainfall and soft ground, autumn is one of the best times to plant a tree. Today, Governor Martin O’Malley reminds citizens to take advantage of fall’s opportunities and, in doing so, help Maryland reach its latest goal of 150,000 trees in 2015. Read more »

23
Sep

DNR Awards Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants to 39 Departments

Firefighters putting out a huge brushfire, surrounded in smike. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is awarding Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 39 volunteer fire departments in 15 Maryland counties this year. DNR will grant approximately $90,000 to help provide the resources for these men and women to better fight wildfires in rural communities. Read more »

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 »

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 »