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Posts from the ‘Trees & Forests’ Category

26
Mar

DNR Kicks Off the 11th Annual Natural Resource Photo Contest

Now Accepting Online Submissions

Calling all photographers ─ novice, professional and those who just happen to snap a great picture! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. New this year, the contest now features an additional category and an online submission option! Read more »

17
Mar

DNR Forest Service Offices in Cumberland to Relocate to Rocky Gap

The DNR Forest Service Western Regional and Allegany County Project offices will be relocating from leased space in downtown Cumberland to Rocky Gap State Park effective March 25, 2014. The offices will occupy a DNR facility located at 14110 Pleasant Valley Road, Flintstone, MD, 21530. All telephone numbers will remain the same. Read more »

12
Mar

Maryland Land Conservation Conference Accepting Registrants

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill

Keynote Speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill


When: April 3 & 4
Where: Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown (Frederick County)
Contact: 410-533-4627
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: $68/day or $135/both days
Special rates available if booked by March 14
 

This year’s Maryland Land Conservation Conference will address the many challenges facing land conservationists throughout the State and will feature keynote speaker DNR Secretary Joe Gill. Bigger and better than ever, this two-day event will include educational workshops, field trips, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and an evening reception.  Read more »

5
Mar

DNR Welcomes Public Input on State Forest Annual Work Plans

Beautiful aerial view of Green Ridge State Forest with leaves changing color in fall

Green Ridge State Forest

Comment deadline March 31

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking public comment on the proposed 2015 fiscal year work plan for Potomac-Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake, and Pocomoke State Forests. Read more »

4
Mar

Cunningham Falls State Park Reopens Manor Area Following Tree Clean-Up

Photo from park of trail with bridge going over a stream. The Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park has reopened to the public as work to clear hazardous trees nears completion. Read more »

27
Feb

Sections of Western Maryland Rail Trail to Close for Maintenance

Portions of the Western Maryland Rail Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 through 27 to ensure the safety of visitors. The work will remove trees and limbs damaged by insects and recent ice storms. Read more »

24
Feb

Maryland Environmental Trust Protects 2,361 acres in 2013

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) accepted 25 conservation easements last year to protect 2,361 acres of scenic open space, forest and farmland in 15 counties across the State. Most easements were donated to MET in coordination with a local or regional land trust, and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands for generations to come. Read more »

20
Feb

TREE-MENDOUS Now Accepting Spring Orders

Schools, churches, organizations and businesses looking to green their community are encouraged to check out the recently released TREE-MENDOUS 2014 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands. Read more »

5
Feb

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Baltimore and Carroll Counties

Photo by Edward Deacon

The State has added 77 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating 148 developmental rights in Baltimore and Carroll counties. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the funding at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

4
Feb

Young Artists Encouraged to “Color Maryland Green”

2013 Runner-up: Canoeing on the Potomac by Fabiana Berenguer Gil

Submission Deadline Extended to March 14

Calling all young poets, photographers, artists and producers! Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit original creations inspired by the State’s outdoors to the 2014 Color Maryland Green contest. Read more »