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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 »

15
Sep

DNR to Host Public Meetings on Proposed No Discharge Zone for Chester River

The State is accepting public comment on possibly designating the Chester River and its tributaries as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) ─ an area where both treated and untreated sewage discharges from vessels are prohibited. The Maryland Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment, in cooperation with the Chester River Association, are planning to apply to the Environmental Protection Agency for the designation. Read more »

15
Sep

NRP Charges Two Men with Illegal Hunting in Allegany and Frederick Counties

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two men with illegal hunting in separate incidents in Allegany and Frederick counties this past weekend. Read more »

10
Sep

DNR Announces 2014-2015 Late Waterfowl Seasons

Photo by Jeff Coats

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources finalized the 2014-2015 late waterfowl seasons after reviewing all public comment and consulting with members of the Wildlife Advisory Commission and Migratory Game Bird Advisory Committee. Read more »

10
Sep

DNR to Host Day to Serve Projects September 11-28

A family particpating in last year's Day to Serve, planting trees at Patapsco ValleyState Park

A family participates in last year’s Day to Serve by planting trees at Patapsco Valley State Park

Volunteers needed to help with State Park Cleanups Sept. 27

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is participating in the multi-state Day to Serve volunteer effort kicking off September 11. The agency is hosting a number of service projects, from a statewide food drive to State Park cleanups, giving Marylanders the opportunity to help their fellow citizens and their natural world. Read more »

9
Sep

NRP Continues Its “Don’t Get Pinched” Campaign to Catch Illegal Crabbers

Don't get pinched logo Maryland Natural Resources Police officers continue to press their “Don’t Get Pinched” crab enforcement campaign, inspecting seafood dealers, roadside stands and commercial and recreational crabbers. Read more »

8
Sep

NRP Charges 10 Men with Riding Off-Road Vehicles on Protected State Land

Natural Resources Police LogoActing on a citizen complaint, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged 10 all-terrain vehicle riders Saturday with illegally operating in the Youghiogheny Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) in Western Maryland. Read more »

7
Sep

Pennsylvania Man Wins Boat Grand Prize at Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale

Rick Snider, winner of Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats boat/trailer package

Diamond Jim Anglers split $25,000 cash

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise to lucky anglers this morning at the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Nearly 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, attended the celebration of fishing, held in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Read more

5
Sep

St. Michaels Waterman Pleads Guilty in Federal Striped Bass Poaching Case

Lawrence “Daniel” Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels, pleaded guilty today to attempting to violate the Lacey Act by trafficking in illegally harvested striped bass.

The plea agreement was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland; Col. George F. Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police; Sam Hirsch, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; and Honora Gordon, Regional Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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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