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Posts tagged ‘Dorchester County’

21
Jul

NRP Wins Conservation, Boating Court Cases

The Maryland Natural Resources Police gained convictions last week on seven men charged with conservation and boating crimes. Read more »

28
May

Maryland Adds 260 Acres to Rural Legacy Areas in Dorchester County

Farmland The State today permanently preserved approximately 260 acres of rural land, eliminating 28 developmental rights, in Dorchester County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the easement on the Wilson property at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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17
Mar

NRP Arrests Four Watermen with Help from State Police Helicopter

 An NRP officer (right) directs the State Police helicopter flight team toward a target.

An NRP officer (right) directs the State Police helicopter flight team toward a target.

Using a State Police helicopter as a surveillance platform, the Maryland Natural Resources Police caught four watermen last Friday harvesting oysters from a protected area in Somerset County.

The watermen, aboard three commercial boats, were charged with removing oysters from the Evans Harvest Reserve, a remote 69-acre site at the mouth of the Wicomico River and Tangier Sound. Read more »

24
Feb

Maryland Environmental Trust Protects 2,361 acres in 2013

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) accepted 25 conservation easements last year to protect 2,361 acres of scenic open space, forest and farmland in 15 counties across the State. Most easements were donated to MET in coordination with a local or regional land trust, and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands for generations to come. Read more »

12
Sep

Cambridge Boy Dies in Swimming Accident

Natural Resources Police LogoThe body of a Cambridge boy was recovered Wednesday evening from the Choptank River after an apparent swimming accident. Read more »

21
Aug

First-of-Its-Kind Easement Protects Historic Area from Sea Level Rise Impacts

Coastal resilience considered in preservation of Harriet Tubman National Park and Byway site

An example of lands that would be protected through this new easement program.

An example of land that would be protected through this new easement program.
Photo by Alan Sakakhiara

Through a first-of-its-kind easement designed to protect coastal areas from the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge, the State of Maryland has preserved 221 acres in Dorchester County along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park and Scenic Byway.  Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land through a Coastal Resilience Easement. Read more »

21
Jun

DNR Welcomes Public Input on Plans for Linkwood WMA

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public input on the 15-year vision plan for the Linkwood Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 313-acre property located in the northeastern portion of Dorchester County. Read more »

16
May

Governor O’Malley Signs Bills Expanding Sunday Hunting Opportunities in Carroll, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s Counties

Signing of House Bill 214  to expand Sunday deer hunting opportunities in Queen Anne's County

Signing of HB 214. Top: Matt Teffeau, Maryland Farm Bureau; Del. Michael Smigiel; Del. Steve Hershey; Del. Jay Jacobs; Bottom: President of Senate Mike Miller; Governor O’Malley; Speaker Michael Busch

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the final two of three bills passed during the 2013 legislative session that allow for increased Sunday hunting opportunities in Carroll, Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties, on May 16 in Annapolis.    Read more »

18
Apr

MET Permanently Protects Scenic Farm along Tubman Byway

Permanently Protected Farmland in Dorchester County

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy have permanently protected 226 acres of farmland along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway from development through a conservation easement. Read more »

27
Apr

DNR Dedicates Fred W. Besley Demonstration Forest

Fred Besley, Maryland’s First State Forester

To honor Maryland’s first State forester, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officially dedicated the Fred W. Besley Demonstration Forest in Dorchester County on April 20. The ceremony, held in Linkwood, recognized Besley for his influence on the future of forestry conservation.

“As Maryland’s first State Forester, Fred Besley built a legacy of conservation and sustainable forestry management, which the Maryland Forest Service still follows to this day,” said State Forester and Director Steven Koehn. Read more »