For the first time in more than 20 years, the endangered Black Skimmer has been found nesting on an unnamed island near Ocean City. Unfortunately wakes from holiday weekend boat traffic, coupled with unusually high tides may destroy these nests. DNR is asking boaters to PLEASE LIMIT SPEED to 6 knots or less between the Read the Rest…
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Nearby Water Trails and Access Points Available with a Tap of the Wrist Water-enthusiasts can discover nearby waterways directly on their wrist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) new Apple Watch app, paired with the AccessDNR mobile app. This makes Maryland the first state to publish an Apple Watch app for government that Read the Rest…
The Department of Natural Resources invites marina operators to take part in a free workshop on the Maryland Clean Marina initiative, which recognizes and promotes environmentally-responsible marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs.
The State is accepting public comment on possibly designating the Chester River and its tributaries as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) ─ an area where both treated and untreated sewage discharges from vessels are prohibited. The Maryland Departments of Natural Resources and the Environment, in cooperation with the Chester River Association, are planning to apply Read the Rest…
Sassafras Harbor, Bohemia Vista, and Hack’s Point are the latest Clean Marinas certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The facilities earned the awards for their work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations.
The Crescent Yacht Club in Essex is the latest Clean Marina certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The facility earned the award for its work to prevent pollution and meet regulations for more sustainable operations.
The Fifteen Mile Creek boating access site in Little Orleans is the latest in a series of Western Maryland facilities to receive a complete makeover. The project has made accessing the water much easier with a new boat ramp, increased parking and improved access areas.
DNR receives $1.5 million to improve boating infrastructure on State waters From a new boat ramp in Anne Arundel County to replacement slips at Deal Island Harbor, two dozen waterway improvement projects across the State are getting an infusion of $1.5 million thanks to a formula change in the State Motor Fuel Tax disbursement.
Nomination deadline January 3 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is calling on marina customers, staff, marine contractors and the general public to help them choose the Clean Marina of the Year for 2013.
Great news for Chesapeake Bay boaters: The Maryland General Assembly this year passed legislation capping the five percent vessel excise tax at $15,000. The new law ─ which offers a financial incentive for boaters to trade-up, or register an out-of-state vessel in Maryland ─ was signed by Governor Martin O’Malley, effective July 1, 2013.