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Posts from the ‘Public Land’ Category

12
Dec

America’s State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

Share your adventures using #FirstDayHikesFather and daughter hold hands on a hike

Kick-start your New Year’s resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you! All 50 states are participating in the fourth annual national event that invites families to celebrate the New Year with guided outdoor adventures. Last year, more than 27,000 people covered around 66,000 miles on 885 hikes in state parks across the country. Read more »

4
Dec

Newtowne Neck State Park to Reopen to Hunting

Newtowne Neck State Park will reopen to public hunting December 15 through February 4, 2015 as part of an interim program for the 2014-2015 season. The site will allow for hunting of small/upland game, deer, turkeys, geese and riparian waterfowl. Read more »

3
Dec

Baltimore and Howard Counties, Baltimore City, Receive Funding for Park Upgrades

playground A variety of parks in Baltimore City, and Baltimore and Howard 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 »

1
Dec

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged the following men with violations in Cecil, Garrett and Talbot counties. Read more »

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 »