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Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Remains Low

Crabbing at safe levels, additional management protections for females planned The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the 2014 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results, which showed the abundance of spawning-age females was 69 million, declining just below the minimum safe level of 70 million. While the crabbing harvest remained at a safe level  Read the Rest…

Love Maryland’s Outdoors? There’s an App for That!

DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app! The AccessDNR app provides the State’s hunters, anglers, boaters, park-goers ─ anyone seeking outside adventure ─ all of the latest in nature-related recreation, information and news right at  Read the Rest…

DNR Announces Changes to Leadership Team

Three agency veterans promoted as Griffin heads to State House Following Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointments of John R. Griffin as Chief of Staff and Joseph P. Gill as Secretary of Natural Resources, the two this morning announced additional changes to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leadership team.

DNR Secretary Griffin Receives Environmental Award

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters honored Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John R. Griffin with the 12th annual John V. Kabler Memorial Award on the evening of October 11, 2012 in Annapolis. Griffin was recognized for his many years working asa powerful leader and dedicated advocate of Maryland’s environment. “I want to congratulate  Read the Rest…

Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in 2012 DNR Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin today announced the winners of the 9th Annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Nearly 200 photographers entered approximately 1,000 photographs this year. Christine Edwardsof Annapolis took overall top honors with her bird photograph, Black Crowned Night Heron, with the bright, white-bodied bird in a dark shadowy  Read the Rest…

DNR Launches New Interactive Newsroom

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Communications today unveiled the brand new AccessDNR Newsroom─ a more interactive, user-friendly way for DNR to share its latest news and happenings with the public and members of the media. “The internet and social media have opened the stream of information directly to our customers and stakeholders,”  Read the Rest…

DNR Provides Teachers with Wildlife Education Trunks

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a tool for educators across the State to teach their students about Maryland’s wildlife. Teachers are invited to borrow wildlife education trunks, which feature unique, hands-on, interdisciplinary lesson plans on white-tailed deer, black bears and the State’s 14 furbearer species.

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AccessDNR October 2015
The October 2015 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Karis King.