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1
May

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Remains Low

Crabbing at safe levels, additional management protections for females planned

Blue Crab

Blue Crab

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 for the sixth consecutive year, and juvenile crabs increased 78 percent from 2013’s record low, the total abundance of crabs — which include juveniles, and adult males and females ─ has returned to pre-2008 levels of approximately 300 million. Read more »

1
Apr

Public Information Meeting: North Point State Battlefield Project

Battlefield of North Point State Park

Battlefield of North Point State Park


Who: Open to the public
When: April 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Takos Visitor Center in North Point State Park (8400 North Point Road; Edgemere, MD)
Contact: (410) 260-8161 or e-mail mowens@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Park Service Superintendent and staff will hold a public information meeting for the purpose of presenting the plans for the North Point State Battlefield Park Project, which is planned for the intersection of North Point Road and Trappe Road in Dundalk, Maryland.

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10
Mar

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

DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates

AccessDNR App

AccessDNR App

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 their fingertips.

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18
Apr

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. Read more »

12
Oct

DNR Secretary Griffin Receives Environmental Award

DNR Secretary John Griffin

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 my good friend and colleague, John Griffin, on his receipt of the John V. Kabler Memorial Award, a well deserved honor,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “For four decades, in both the public and private arena, John has worked tirelessly, passionately and wholeheartedly to serve our citizens and protect our natural resources. For the past six years he has been at the heart and soul of Maryland’s environmental agenda, lending his wisdom, expertise, kindness and humor to the progress we have made in protecting and restoring our land, water, fish and crabs.” Read more »

18
Sep

Annapolis Woman Wins Top Prize in 2012 DNR Photo Contest

2012 Grand Prize Winner: Christine Edwards, Black Crowned Night HeronMaryland 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 tree.

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13
Sep

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,” said Josh Davidsburg, DNR senior communication manager. “Through this new format, we’re going to make it easier ─ and more importantly, faster ─ for the public to get critical information directly from our scientific experts, resource managers and policy makers.”

 

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28
Aug

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. Read more »

28
Aug

DNR Certifies New Clean Marina in Deale

Bay Harbor Boatyard, a family run facility on Rockhold Creek off of Herring Bay, has been certified as the newest Maryland Clean Marina.

“We really wanted to make our place the best it could be, so we decided to go for the Clean Marina Award,” said Co-owner Denise Klein. “The improvements are noticeable as soon as you walk in.” Read more »

27
Aug

From the Bay, For the Bay is Back!


More than 70 Restaurants Have Signed Up

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the return of the From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out, a week-long celebration of Maryland seafood benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. More than 70 high-profile restaurants have already signed up, including Ryleigh’s Oyster House, Woodberry Kitchen, Equinox, and Matchbox. Last year’s inaugural promotion proved a success, raising $25,000 for oyster restoration projects.

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