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Posts from the ‘Public Land’ Category

17
Sep

State Approves Enhancements at Parks in Carroll, Charles and Worcester Counties

PlayRecreational areas in Carroll, Charles and Worcester counties will soon obtain funding 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 »

17
Sep

Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Winnning Photo: Red-footed Cannibalfly by Laurie Brice

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill today announced the winners of the 11th annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Approximately 150 photographers entered nearly 800 photographs this year. Laurie Brice of Annapolis earned the grand prize for her up-close Red-footed Cannibalfly taken at the Glendenning Butterfly Garden within the Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. 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 »

23
Jul

Maryland Coast Smart Council Holds First Meeting

Beach water rising under a pier. Photo by Ellen Christianson

Photo by Ellen Christianson

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 »

15
Jul

Public Meeting: State of Deep Creek Lake and Watershed

Photo of boaters on the lake 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 »

3
Jul

State Approves Recreation Enhancements in Kent and Prince George’s Counties

playgroundMaryland 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 »

30
Jun

State Parks Across Maryland Now Listed As Green Travel Destinations

Maryland Green Travel Manager Catherine Batavick presents Green Travel Certificate to Park Service’s Steve McCoy and Christina Holden.

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.

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18
Jun

State Approves Recreation Enhancements in Carroll, Washington and Wicomico Counties

Bike riders enjoying a trail 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 »

2
Jun

June is Great Outdoors Month: Get outside with New DNR Mobile App

Courtesy of Brian Walsh

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 »

28
May

Maryland Approves Recreation Enhancements Statewide

playgroundFamilies 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.”

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