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Trapping Opportunities Available on Lower Eastern Shore

Sealed Bids Accepted Until Oct. 18 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting bids for the 2017-2018 trapping seasons at multiple public lands located on the Lower Eastern Shore. Properties include Janes Island State Park and Cedar Island, Deal Island, E. A. Vaughn, Isle of Wight, Johnson, Maryland Marine Properties, Pocomoke River, Pocomoke Sound, South Marsh Island, and Wellington wildlife management areas.




Chesapeake Forest Hunting Lottery Now Open

Deadline for Hunt Clubs to Enter Lottery is Aug. 23 Hunt clubs interested in obtaining a hunting lease agreement on Chesapeake Forest Lands can enter a lottery for individual, non-leased tracts in Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester counties. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept online entries until Aug. 23. “Hunting is an important part  Read the Rest…


Board of Public Works Approves Expansion of Chesapeake Forest Lands

Program Open Space Acquisition Supports Economy, Environment and Recreation Chesapeake Forest Lands will increase by 1,664 acres following Board of Public Works approval today of a Maryland Department of Natural Resources conservation acquisition in Somerset County. The adjoining and contiguous parcel will be integrated into the Chesapeake Forest Lands sustainable forestry management plan and provide for  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…


Environmental Protection Agency Accepting Comment on No-Discharge Zone

Chester River Could Be Designated This Year The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of the Environment, in cooperation with the Chester River Association, are in the final stages of their application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for designation of the Chester River and its tributaries as a no-discharge zone. If approved, the river could  Read the Rest…



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


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