The Severn River headwaters and Saltworks Creek, a tributary of the river, are more accessible to boaters following dredging projects carried out by the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Read more
Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day and boat safety check
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers encourage the public to join them in wearing a lifejacket to work on Friday, May 17. The State initiative kicks off National Safe Boating Week, May 18 to 24, by raising awareness on the importance of these life saving devices. Read more
Longtime and esteemed DNR Disability Advisory Council Member Donald E. Backe passed away on April 12. He served the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a volunteer, subject-matter expert on disability, accessibility, and boating and recreation for more than 20 years. Read more
Larger boats can now easily access the Town of Oxford following the renovation of the N. Morris Street Timber Dock. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the town worked together to rebuild, reconfigure and expand the previously deteriorating dock. Read more
KB Derr & Son, an independent marina and boatyard in Lusby, is the newest certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“I decided to go for the award after I attended a Clean Marina workshop last winter,” said Owner Justin Derr. “I realized I would rather be proactive and adopt the best practices and permits for the industry.” Read more
The Potomac River is now more accessible following three pier replacement projects in St. Mary’s County. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services and St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks worked together to renovate the piers located at Fox Harbor Landing in Ridge, River Springs Landing in Avenue, and St. George’s Island. Read more
Stoney Creek Bridge Marina, a popular family-run facility in Baltimore is now a certified Maryland Clean Marina.
“Doing the Clean Marina program really wasn’t too hard,” said manager Chuck Miller. “Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ staff told me what we needed to do and I took care of it in a couple of months.” Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard dedicated Maryland’s new buoy and debris response vessel, the R.P. Gaudette, in honor of DNR’s former Boating Services Director on November 26 at City Dock in Annapolis. Read more
The Town of Port Deposit and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services have finished installing a new floating dock on the Susquehanna River at Marina Park in Cecil County. The dock provides slips for boats 26 feet and longer, affording visiting boaters easy access to this historic tourist destination.
Nomination deadline January 4, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking nominations for its 2nd annual Maryland Clean Marina of the Year contest.
“Our goal is to hear from boaters, marine contractors, staff and citizens on the Maryland Clean Marinas that are excelling in their efforts to run a clean facility,” Program Coordinator said Donna Morrow. “This contest celebrates the excellent work of these businesses in protecting our natural resources and complying with often complex regulations.”