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39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

12 Maryland Counties Awarded Grants The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grants, which provide financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments and their communities. This year, the department awarded $89,025 to 39 volunteer fire departments in 12 Maryland counties.



Two White Perch Records Set in Maryland

Anglers Broke State Atlantic and Nontidal Records The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today confirmed two new white perch state fishing records. James Stiars of Bel Air broke his own nontidal record in Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, and ten-year-old Ryan Timmons of Berlin broke the Atlantic record in Ayers Creek in Worcester County.



Department Awards Funding for Stream Education and Study

Engages Students in the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and Local Waterways The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today awarded $200,000 to four nonprofit organizations dedicated to engaging students in monitoring, studying and restoring local streams and waterways. The four Explore and Restore Maryland Streams funding recipients will work with seven different counties, reaching over  Read the Rest…


Waterfowl Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations Announced

Site Location Lottery Starts on August 2 Starting August 2, Maryland resident hunters can apply for a 2016-2017 waterfowl blind site license. Opening-day applicants will be entered into a lottery for a chance to select their sites. Each blind site license is assigned to a designated location in Maryland waters, where hunters can anchor their  Read the Rest…


Black Bears Spotted in Suburban Maryland

Department Urges Residents to Take Commonsense Precautions The Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to alert citizens that juvenile black bears have been seen wandering through the state’s more suburban areas this spring. There have been recent, confirmed bear sightings in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties as juvenile bears disperse, or seek  Read the Rest…



Bloede Dam Removal Project Receives Approval

Slated for Completion in Late 2017 The Board of Public Works today granted approval for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to move forward with the Bloede Dam removal project. The department and its partners have been working for several years on a comprehensive, cost-effective plan to remove the public safety hazard and fish obstruction on  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR September 2016
The September 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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