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Posts from the ‘Public Land’ Category

25
Nov

DNR Seeks Disability Advisory Council Members

DNR Disability Advisory Council

DNR Disability Advisory Council

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is recruiting seven volunteers experienced in enhancing access and opportunities for people with disabilities to join its Disability Advisory Council. Participants should be knowledgeable in recreational public access, building design, and employing people with disabilities. Read more »

12
Nov

Frederick, Garrett, Kent and St. Mary’s Counties Receive Funding for Park Upgrades

Frederick, Garrett, Kent and St. Mary’s counties will receive funding for recreational enhancements 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 »

7
Nov

Governor O’Malley Names Jodi O’Day Chesapeake Bay Ambassador for 30-year Contribution to Land Conservation

Chief of Staff Griffin (in white) presents O’Day with her award on behalf of Governor O’Malley

On November 6, Governor Martin O’Malley named Jodi R. O’Day Chesapeake Bay Ambassador in recognition of her work in land conservation. The honor comes as O’Day, a vice-president and regional counsel of The Conservation Fund, marks three decades of work to advance Maryland’s land conservation programs and environmental protection. The Maryland Governor awards the Ambassador on a case-by-case basis in recognition of significant contributions to state’s natural resources.   Read more »

6
Nov

DNR Proposing to Remove the Pasadena House, Accepting Public Comment

Site of the Pasadena House

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proposing to tear down the Pasadena House, historically named the Lotze House, as it has sat vacant for a decade and would prove costly to repair.   Read more »

16
Oct

West Ocean City Harbor Receive National Recognition for Boating Access

(L to R) DNR's Boating Federal Project Leader Li Lan Carson and SOBA President Janine Belleque

(L to R) DNR Boating Federal Project Leader Li Lan Carson and SOBA President Janine Belleque

After undergoing major renovations in 2011, the West Ocean City Harbor, which provides top notch boating access to the Atlantic Ocean and Maryland’s Coastal Bays, earned the national Outstanding Large Project Award. The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented the award last week to project partners ─ the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County ─ at its annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read more »

15
Oct

Maryland Approves Recreational Projects across the State

biking newAnne Arundel, Frederick, Kent and Washington counties will soon receive funding for recreational enhancements through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting. Read more »

14
Oct

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm CWMA to Open to Hunting

Turkey Starting October 16, there will be a new public hunting opportunity available in Calvert County. The 206-acre Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA), located in Prince Frederick, will be open to regulated deer and spring turkey hunting only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in MarylandRead more »

7
Oct

Firewood Can Carry Invasive Hitchhikers Detrimental to Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer BeetleCitizens reminded to buy local wood

As winter approaches and citizens stock up on firewood for the cold months ahead, many do not realize they may be bringing home more than burning supplies. With firewood being the main means of transport for the destructive emerald ash borer beetle, the State reminds all Marylanders to buy their wood locally to help limit the spread.  Read more »

1
Oct

State Approves Recreational Projects in Calvert, Garrett and Prince George’s Counties

Children playing in a fieldCalvert, Garrett and Prince George’s counties will soon receive funding for recreational enhancements 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 »

23
Sep

DNR Awards Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants to 39 Departments

Firefighters putting out a huge brushfire, surrounded in smike. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is awarding Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 39 volunteer fire departments in 15 Maryland counties this year. DNR will grant approximately $90,000 to help provide the resources for these men and women to better fight wildfires in rural communities. Read more »