The Maryland Coast Smart Council met yesterday in Annapolis ─ the first of a series of meetings to take place over the next year ─ to develop new construction standards for State agency buildings in areas vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal flooding. Read more
The “State of Deep Creek Lake and Watershed” will be presented on Thursday, July 24 at Garrett College Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The meeting will be hosted by Secretary Joe Gill of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Garrett County Commissioners. It will include updates on the current state of the lake and its natural resources, the current state of growth in the watershed, and the official release of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan. The public comment period for the Plan will be July 25 – August 23. Read more
Maryland families will continue to benefit from Maryland’s signature Program Open Space with yesterday’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Kent and Prince George’s counties. Read more
Thirty-five Maryland State Parks have been approved as partners of Maryland Green Travel, a free and voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable environmental practices by businesses in the tourism industry.
Maryland families will continue to benefit from Maryland’s signature Program Open Space with this week’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Carroll, Washington and Wicomico counties. Read more
In celebration of Maryland’s abundant natural resources and exciting recreational opportunities, Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month. Even better, enjoying the State’s outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app, AccessDNR! Read more
Families will continue to benefit from Maryland’s signature Program Open Space with today’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Kent and Montgomery counties.
“Through Program Open Space we are not only improving our State’s parks and recreational facilities, we are improving the overall quality of life for our citizens,” said Governor O’Malley. “These areas promote active lifestyles, provide families with safe places to spend quality time with one another, and strengthen community ties among residents.”
The State today permanently preserved approximately 260 acres of rural land, eliminating 28 developmental rights, in Dorchester County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement on the Wilson property at today’s meeting in Annapolis.
DNR Parks and Lands will Remain Open
All Maryland Department of Natural Resources offices, including regional service centers, will be closed Friday, May 23 for a Service Reduction Day. DNR asks all boaters to plan accordingly, and register their boats early. Anglers can purchase fishing licenses online 24/7 at dnr.state.md.us/service/license.asp or by phone at 1-855-855-3906.
Maryland State Parks and other public lands managed by DNR will remain staffed and open to the public. For more information on State Parks visit dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/.
The Board of Public Works approved the development of new natural surface trails on State lands in Garrett County at its May 14 meeting in Annapolis. When all phases are complete, the project will provide more than 30 miles of new trails coursing through and linking Deep Creek Lake, Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Parks, and Garrett State Forest. Read more