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State Approves Recreation Enhancements at Parks throughout Maryland

Children playing on tire swing Maryland families will continue to benefit from the State’s signature Program Open Space with today’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil, Frederick, Montgomery and Somerset counties, and Baltimore City. Read more »


Sponsors Sought for Maryland Bay Game Activity Book

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites citizens, businesses and organizations to become a part of the 2014-2015 Maryland Bay Game through a variety of sponsorship opportunities! Now in its 17th year, this exciting activity booklet is given to schools, libraries, State Parks, and visitor centers for children to enjoy throughout the summer and all year long. Read more »


Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Available for Schools and Environmental Groups

Students from the Greenmount School harvesting sunflower seeds to use for birdseed. The plants grew in garden beds funded by Keep Maryland Beautiful.

Application Deadline March 31

The Maryland Environmental Trust is now accepting applications for grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program to help schools, volunteer-based nonprofit groups and communities develop environmental education projects and solve natural resource issues. Read more »


Volunteers Needed to Educate Students on the Chesapeake Bay and its Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites adults interested in teaching elementary and middle-school students about Maryland’s natural environment to become a part of TEAM, Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland! Read more »


Perdue Farms Contributes $50,000 to Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA  Secretary Buddy Hance

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA Secretary Buddy Hance

Innovative partnership with EcoMedia helps Maryland agricultural business connect with stewardship program

Today, Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue presented $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance accepted the contribution which will help fund citizen stewardship oyster projects throughout the State. Perdue was able to make this donation through an innovative partnership with CBS EcoMedia. Read more »


Volunteers Needed to Teach Students about the Chesapeake Bay and Natural Resources

A TEAM volunteer teaching a lesson on oyster reef ecology.

A TEAM volunteer teaching a lesson on oyster reef ecology.

Marylanders interested in helping students understand and care for their natural world are invited to become a part of TEAM, Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking adults from Montgomery, Frederick, St. Mary’s and Baltimore counties to educate students about the Chesapeake Bay, coastal and Bay marine life, and Maryland streams.  Read more »


Governor O’Malley and Educators Partner to Restore Maryland Streams

momIn a first of its kind effort, Governor Martin O’Malley met with teachers and educators from across the State on Tuesday to explore how the next generation of Marylanders could help restore the Bay, one stream at a time. Under this new statewide stream restoration partnership, schools would adopt the streams and tributaries on or near their properties and turn their restoration into a learning experience. Read more »


Governor O’Malley Speaks to Green School Youth Summit


DSC_2990_EMThis morning Governor Martin O’Malley spoke with 1,200 students, teachers and administrators at the Maryland Green School Youth Summit, an annual event held at Sandy Point State Park that celebrates the State’s green schools and showcases hands on environmental learning and restoration activities conducted by students throughout the year.  The event and the green schools program are sponsored by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators, key members of Governor O’Malley’s Partnership for Children in Nature.  Today 425 Maryland Schools are certified Green.  Read more »


Bay Game Activity Book Now Available

Bay Game cover/Color Maryland Green winnerSharpen your pencils, grab your crayons and prepare to learn; the Maryland Bay Game: The Future is Now is available now at local libraries, State Parks and visitor centers across the State. For the 16th year, DNR’s popular activity booklet contains games, experiments, riddles and more showing kids how their choices today can protect the natural world tomorrow. Read more »


Fort Frederick to Host Colonial Children’s Day: A Soldier’s Life

Participants see how people washed their clothing during this time period.

Children try their hand at washing clothes the “old-fashioned” way

Who: Children ages 8 to 12

When: June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool

Cost: $20 per child

Contact/Registration: 301-842-2155

Participants will be enlisted into Captain Alexander Beall’s Company of Maryland Troops to experience how soldiers lived at Fort Frederick during the French and Indian War. Activities include musket firing demonstrations, soldiers’ chores, military drills and a mission in search of the enemy. Read more »