The Telly Awards has named the Maryland Park Service as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece, Gratitude for Maryland State Parks. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved a wetlands license to support a landmark oyster restoration project in the Chesapeake Bay. The $31 million project will ultimately restore 371 acres of oyster bars along the bottom of Harris Creek in Talbot County. Read more
Win a stand-up paddleboard, safe boating equipment; submission deadline September 2nd
This Labor Day, one lucky movie maker will win hundreds of dollars in prizes for having safe fun in the sun. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Natural Resources Police (NRP), West Marine and BoatUS partnered together for the first annual “What is Water Safety” video contest. Read more
The State has added 10 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating three development rights in the Mid-Maryland Washington Rural Legacy Area. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land through a Rural Legacy easement.
More than 70 Restaurants Have Signed Up
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the return of the From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out, a week-long celebration of Maryland seafood benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. More than 70 high-profile restaurants have already signed up, including Ryleigh’s Oyster House, Woodberry Kitchen, Equinox, and Matchbox. Last year’s inaugural promotion proved a success, raising $25,000 for oyster restoration projects.