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17
Dec

Maryland Adds 165 Acres to Rural Legacy Area in Frederick County

Could and rolling fields. Scenic Photo by Frank Tiralla III

Photo by Frank Tiralla III

The State permanently preserved 165 acres of woodland and eliminated eight developmental rights in Frederick County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement in the Gunpowder Falls Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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16
Dec

Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

A regenerative stormwater conveyance capturing and filtering runoff before flowing into Cabin Branch, a tributary of the Severn River.  Completed in 2013 in partnership with Severn Riverkeeper. Photo credit Underwood & Associates

A regenerative stormwater conveyance captures and filters runoff before reaching Cabin Branch, a tributary of the Severn River. Completed in 2013 in partnership with Severn Riverkeeper. Photo credit Underwood & Associates.

Through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Maryland is seeking to fund the most cost-effective, non-point nutrient and sediment reduction projects in targeted areas.  Through this solicitation, the State will award up to $16 million to local governments and non-governmental organizations. Read more

19
Nov

Maryland State Online Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting tree seedling orders through the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery for large scale plantings on private lands in Maryland and Delaware. There are more than 50 tree species ─ many new to the nursery this year ─ available to meet a variety of aesthetic and environmental needs. 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 »

5
Nov

DNR Welcomes Public Input on State Forest Annual Work Plans

Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge State Forest

Comment deadline December 5

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed 2016 fiscal year work plan for Potomac Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake and Pocomoke State Forests. Read more »

29
Oct

New and Upgraded Recreation Projects set for Carroll, Charles and Harford Counties

Carroll, Charles and Harford 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 »

29
Oct

Rural Legacy Program Preserves 55 Acres in Caroline and Washington Counties

Photo by Chuck Aaron

The State permanently preserved 55 acres of Maryland’s landscape and eliminated 5 development rights through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easements in the Mid-Maryland Washington Rural Legacy Area and Agricultural Security Corridor Rural Legacy Area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. 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 »