New tool helps local governments assess vulnerability and plan for the effects of climate change
The State is offering CoastSmart Communities grants to help local governments improve their ability to respond to coastal threats such as storm surge, flooding and sea level rise. To further assist communities in this effort, DNR has launched the CoastSmart Communities Scorecard, a new tool through which governments can evaluate their hazard preparedness based on current efforts. Read more
New Germany State Park has created an entrance display that fuses past and present, bolstering a brand new sign with stones hand-cut by Civilian Conservation Corps members nearly 80 years ago. This tribute is significant, as the park’s lands were once home to one of the Corps’ many nationwide camps. Read more
Recreational areas in Baltimore and Montgomery counties will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at Wednesday’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more
When: December 7, 8 & 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.Where: Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton Who: Open to the Public Cost: Free, Nonperishable food donation encouraged Contact: 410-820-1668
Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Santa’s Magic Workshop! Guests are invited to visit with Santa in the old cabin, check out an array of festive train displays, take a hayride through the illuminated forest and create their own tree ornaments and pinecone birdfeeders. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is still accepting public input on the proposed creation of 10 new Wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing Wildlands (click here for the map) by email and postal mail through December 9. Wildlands are State-owned natural areas preserved for their wilderness character or sensitive natural resources. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have four boats available this winter to break up ice on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The cleared passageways allow for watermen, tug boat and barge captains, and marine crews to continue work through the season. Read more
The busiest weekend of deer hunting season was a safe one for the thousands of men and women who used the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while filling their freezers for the months ahead.
Maryland Natural Resources Police statewide checked 1,639 hunters and wrote 96 citations and 247 warnings. In all, NRP spent 1,791 hours on game patrols.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be opening properties in Elk Neck State Forest to hunting starting November 30, 2013. Acquired by DNR in 2011 from the Martinuk family, the land is located at the 2400 block of Old Elk Neck Road in Elkton. Read more