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Icebreaking Vessel Opens Path to Smith Island

The J. Millard Tawes is One of Four Icebreakers on Call The Maryland Department of Natural Resources this week dispatched its vessel, the J. Millard Tawes, to break ice on the water route to Smith Island, opening the vital link between the island and nearby Crisfield Harbor.




Natural Resources Employees Recognized for Saving Lives of Crash Victims

Four employees with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Boating Services unit were recognized last week for their lifesaving actions in two separate vehicle accidents. Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton and Boating Services Director Mark O’Malley presented certificates of appreciation from Governor Larry Hogan to Ozzie Wilkinson, Jim Wilson, Rob McVicker and Paul Carey for  Read the Rest…


NRP Launches Safe Boating Campaign To Run Through Labor Day

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.






DNR to Host Public Meetings on Proposed No Discharge Zone for Chester River

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…


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AccessDNR February 2017
The February 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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