Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day and boat safety check
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers encourage the public to join them in wearing a lifejacket to work on Friday, May 17. The State initiative kicks off National Safe Boating Week, May 18 to 24, by raising awareness on the importance of these life saving devices. Read more
Announces recipients of Keep Maryland Beautiful and Jan Hollmann
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) awarded $34,054 in grants to school groups and land trusts for State health, beautification and stewardship projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful and Jan Hollmann programs.
Interested families encouraged to register right away
Families across the State are gearing up for a summer of adventure with the Maryland Park Service’s annual park-hopping challenge, Where a Family Becomes a Team. Registration for Park Quest 2013 opens at 6 p.m. on May 13. The event is expected to fill up quickly so interested participants are encouraged to register right away. Read more
Marks 10th anniversary of volunteer program
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) volunteer program celebrated a decade of dedicated service and commitment to land stewardship at its annual appreciation event, held May 2 at historic Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County. More than 30 staff, board and volunteer members enjoyed the festivities, which included lunch, wine tastings and a special tour of the vineyard, a property permanently protected by an MET easement. Read more
When: May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
Cost: Maryland residents: $3 per car; Non-residents: $5 per car
Historic Fort Frederick will take visitors on a journey back in time with Joshua Beall’s Company of the Maryland Forces and the fort’s volunteer cannon crew reenacting what life was like at the fort during the French and Indian War. Read more
Who: Open to the public
What: Museum Grand Opening Celebration
Where: Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown
When: Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per vehicle
Calling all nature lovers and history buffs! Washington Monument State Park is unveiling its newly renovated museum at a grand opener celebration, featuring fun, family-friendly tours, activities and presentations. Read more
Recreational Projects in Harford, Prince George’s and Wicomico counties will soon receive funding for necessary upgrades and additions 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
The Maryland Environmental Trust’s (MET) 13th annual statewide Land Conservation Conference, The Challenge of Perpetuity, lent itself to great dialogue and informative workshops, providing guests with opportunities to exchange ideas and solutions regarding the challenges of land conservation. More than 140 people from 80 land conservation organizations across the Chesapeake Bay region convened on April 23, at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, for the daylong training and networking event. Read more
Who: Open to the Public, Ages 8 and up
Contact: 301-895-5453 or email@example.com
New Germany and Big Run State Parks need volunteers to help pull garlic mustard, an invasive species that spreads aggressively and out-competes native plants. Read more