SANDY POINT STATE PARK – Vowing to step up enforcement and outreach to protect Maryland’s boating public, the Maryland Natural Resources Police today outlined a campaign that will run weekends through Labor Day. Seventeen people have died in boating accidents in Maryland so far this year, two short of the record reached in 2011 and 1996.
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From a new boat ramp in Somerset County to citywide harbor upgrades in Annapolis, 59 public water access projects in 19 Maryland counties will receive a total of $6 million in state Waterway Improvement Fund grants for fiscal year 2016.
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…
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.