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Striped Bass Season Opens April 15

Maryland Anglers Get Ready to Rockfish The 2017 spring season for the state fish, striped bass, kicks off April 15 in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Recreational fishing opportunities for rockfish – as striped bass is known locally – will run from 5 a.m. April 15 through midnight May 15, with  Read the Rest…


Governor Larry Hogan Names Captain Eldridge Meredith ‘Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay’

Lt. Governor Rutherford Presents Award, Celebrates Life of Captain Eldridge Meredith Governor Larry Hogan has commissioned Kent Island resident Captain Eldridge Meredith as the 101st Admiral of Chesapeake Bay, a prestigious lifetime achievement award for an individual’s extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented the award on  Read the Rest…


Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Releases Annual Report

Partnerships Prove to be Catalyst for Chesapeake Bay Restoration The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund released its annual report, which details the program’s activities in the state, including the restoration of 653 acres of wetland, 207,900 linear feet of stream, and 1,165 acres of streamside tree buffers. The Trust Fund, which is administered by the  Read the Rest…



Department Develops Oyster Sustainability Project

Private-Public Partnership Focuses on Conservation and Economics The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is working to establish an economically-productive and sustainable oyster harvesting cooperative in Anne Arundel County. With funding from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the comprehensive private-public partnership will enhance the long-term business and economic  Read the Rest…



$25 Million Available For Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Seeks to Fund Local Projects The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites local governments and nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to help restore the Chesapeake Bay and improve water quality. The department is seeking to fund community projects aimed at mitigating and reducing nonpoint source pollution caused  Read the Rest…


New Clean Marina Certified in Anne Arundel County

Family-Owned Smith’s Marina Earns Statewide Recognition Smith’s Marina in Crownsville has been certified as the newest Maryland Clean Marina by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Anne Arundel County business located on the Severn River earned the recognition after adopting practices from the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook, meeting all department and environmental requirements, and  Read the Rest…


Department Assists Communities Prepare for Flooding and Storms

Grant Funding Available to Enhance Resiliency and Sustainability Local communities have an opportunity to apply for funding from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help them prepare for climate and weather-related changes and incidents, including flooding and storm events, as well as expand their use of ‘green’ infrastructure to increase community resiliency and sustainability.


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.


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

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