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Posts tagged ‘Garrett County’

16
Apr

State Approves Recreation Upgrades for Park in Garrett County

Children walking along a path on a sunny day Garrett County families will benefit from Maryland’s signature Program Open Space with today’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades to Eastern Garrett Park.

“Through Program Open Space, in coordination with our local partners, we continue to improve existing recreation areas, ensuring they remain safe and well-maintained, and meet the changing needs of our local communities,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who presided over the meeting. Read more »

4
Apr

State Approves Recreation Enhancements in Garrett, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

More than 1,300 local Program Open Space projects have been funded under O’Malley-Brown Administration

Maryland families will continue to benefit from Maryland’s signature Program Open Space with this week’s Board of Public Works’ approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Garrett, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. 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 »

27
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 36 Acres in Western Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 36 total acres of important forestland, wildlife habitat, and scenic views, in Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties. Read more »

9
Jan

Recreation Areas in Carroll, Frederick and Garrett Counties to See Enhancements

People biking a trail in the fall Recreational areas in Carroll, Frederick and Garrett counties will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at yesterday’s meeting in Annapolis.  Read more »

12
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) on Saturday charged three people in Garrett County with illegal hunting and seized a .22-caliber rifle. Read more »

6
Nov

Recreation Areas in Calvert, Garrett, St. Mary’s and Washington Counties to See Enhancements

The Leonard Hall Recreation Center gym floor

The Leonard Hall Recreation Center gym floor is set to be replaced thanks to Program Open Space.

Recreational projects in Calvert, Garrett, St. Mary’s and Washington counties will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

26
Aug

Virginia Man Dies while Kayaking on Potomac River

NRP LogoPresumed result of medical issue

An unresponsive person was found floating in the Potomac River near Barnum, WV on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24 and was later pronounced dead. Read more »

21
Aug

DNR to Hold Public Input Meeting on Possible Expansion of ORV Trail System

Dirt bike on the trailsComment deadline October 4

When: Wednesday, September 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: New Germany State Park Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on a proposed plan that would expand the off-road vehicle (ORV) trail system on State owned lands in Western Maryland. Based on a comprehensive two-year study conducted by the department, the plan looks to introduce ORV trails that would have little impact on surrounding natural resources.   Read more »

25
Jul

State, County Partner on Deep Creek Lake Watershed Management Plan

Photo of Deep Creek Lake

Agreement announced at annual State of the Lake presentation

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Garrett County have partnered to develop a comprehensive watershed management plan for Deep Creek Lake.  DNR Secretary Joe Gill announced the agreement in concept – through which guidelines to protect the popular area will be established – at the third annual State of the Lake presentation at Garrett College. The draft agreement will be available for public comment until August 13.  Read more »