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Park Service Recruiting Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

The Maryland Conservation Corps Wants You! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting 35 full-time individuals, between the ages of 17 to 25, for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive conservation and natural resource management projects that enhance Maryland’s public lands and waterways. The program is  Read the Rest…



Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

Record Acreage Surpasses Restoration Goal The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of improving water clarity and quality – increased for the fourth straight year in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, reaching a record of 59,277 acres. This represents a 10 percent increase from  Read the Rest…



Grants Available to Marinas for Pumpout Operations

Program Funded by Boaters Helps Keep Maryland Waters Clean and Safe Maryland marinas can now apply for Pumpout Operations and Maintenance grants through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. These grants reimburse marinas for the expense of operating and maintaining pumpout stations. State and federal laws prohibit the discharge of raw sewage from boats, so reliable  Read the Rest…



Recreational Crabbing Season Opens April 1

Crabbers Can Get Cracking on State’s Signature Catch It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


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…


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

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