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Staff Investigates Stranded Manatee in Baltimore

Department Urges Residents to Report Uncommon Marine Animals Following a recent stranding of a manatee in Baltimore County, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds state residents to report any sightings of uncommon marine mammals and wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, sea turtles or whales. The public can report sightings and strandings anytime to 800-628-9944.



Pollinator Habitat to be Restored on BGE Rights-of-Way Located in Maryland State Parks

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced a new initiative that will help improve and strengthen pollinator health and habitat. Approximately 200 acres of BGE’s electric rights-of-way (ROW) located in Maryland state parks that are currently maintained by routine mowing will be allowed to transition to meadow  Read the Rest…


Two Men Charged with 73 Counts of Illegal Hunting

Two men who killed eight deer in a single evening in Baltimore and Howard counties have been charged with 73 counts of illegal hunting by the Maryland Natural Resources Police. John Dimingo Gallano IV, 20, of Pasadena, and Christopher Michael Johnson, 20, of Halethorpe, were charged last Friday after a year-long investigation.


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…


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

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