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17
Apr

NRP, Good Samaritans Rescue Six Boaters from Magothy River

Mishap serves as a reminder to always wear a life jacket

A Maryland Natural Resources Police officer and two Good Samaritans in a sailboat battled gusty winds, three-foot waves and bone-chilling water temperatures to rescue six people, all of whom were wearing a lifejacket, from a sinking boat in the Magothy River last weekend.  Read more »

17
Apr

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations over the last week for illegal striped bass fishing, turkey hunting and brush burning. Read more »

17
Apr

Assateague State Park Project Puts Hold on Campsite Reservations for 2015

camper at AssateagueAssateague State Park is holding off on accepting reservations for the 2015 camping season until it has a more finite schedule for a proposed winter project. The park will announce an update on the project’s status and designate an opening date on its website October 6. Staff will not have any further information until this time. Read more »

16
Apr

The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event's Keynote Speech

DNR Secretary Joe Gill giving the event’s Keynote Speech

2014 Maryland Land Conservation Conference Sees Record Attendance

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide. MET announced the award and grant winners to a record number of guests during the 14th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference, held April 3 and 4 at the Claggett Center in Adamstown. Read more »

15
Apr

Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area Now 773 Acres Larger

Myrtle nrmaThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources has increased the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area, located in Charles County, by more than 30 percent. The new 773-acre parcel, known as the Pomfret Tract, is now open to the public. With this addition, Myrtle Grove encompasses 2,496 acres and has replaced Cedar Point as the largest Wildlife Management Area in the Southern Maryland.   Read more

10
Apr

Invasive Catfish Trigger Public Awareness Campaign in Maryland

The kick-off included a catfish cooking demonstration by Chef James Barrett of Azure in Annapolis.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today launched a statewide campaign to educate citizens about invasive Blue and Flathead Catfish – their impact on native species and what anglers can do to help. Partners and stakeholders joined DNR staff at Smallwood State Park on the Potomac River for a catfish cooking demonstration and tasting to kick off the effort. Read more »

10
Apr

Register Now: Wye-Tri Adventure Race at Wye Island NRMA

Who: Ages 14 and older
When: Saturday, May 3, Race begins at 8 a.m.
Where: Wye Island NRMA, 632 Wye Island Road, Queenstown
Cost: $15 per person
Contact: 410-827-7577
 

Register now to run, paddle and ride through the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) during the 3rd annual Wye-Tri Adventure Race. This year, the race is returning to the popular 2012 format, which includes three segments: running, kayaking and mountain biking.   Read more »

9
Apr

DNR Certifies Three New Clean Marinas in Cecil County

Sassafras Harbor, Bohemia Vista, and Hack’s Point are the latest Clean Marinas certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The facilities earned the awards for their work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations.  Read more »

9
Apr

Coastal & Watershed Resources: DNR Seeking Public Input on Future of Advisory Committee

In accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is evaluating the need for its Coastal & Watershed Resources Advisory Committee and is seeking the public’s input. Click here for more information on how to comment.

9
Apr

Dan’s Mountain State Park to Host 6,000-Egg Hunt!

egg 2Who: Ages 12 and under
When: Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dan’s Mountain State Park, 17410 Recreation Area Road SW, Lonaconing
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453
 

The annual Egg Hunt at Dan’s Mountain is back and better than ever, with more than 6,000 candy-filled eggs hidden in the park’s pool area, and a variety door prizes up for grabs!  Read more »