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Secretary’s Message: August 2018

A Bright Future for Conservation For many Marylanders, August means last-minute vacations, season-ending camps, and – of course – the dreaded yet wonderful back-to-school preparations. At the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, class has been in session all summer long for our next generation of environmental advocates and stewards. Three recent ceremonies capped off a season  Read the Rest…



Black Bear Lottery Applications Now Open

Apply by Aug. 31, Drawing Sept. 4 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for this year’s black bear hunting lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season, taking place Oct. 22-26 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. The department will issue 800 hunting permits that  Read the Rest…


Campers Pull Invasive Plants at New Germany

Volunteers, Staff Battle Botanical Bullies Teams of young women joined forces with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Conservation Corps to remove more 700 pounds of invasive plants from New Germany State Park.  These volunteers, members of the Washington, D.C. Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, devoted much of June  Read the Rest…



Seismometer Installed in Garrett County

Sensor Will Provide Better Data on Earthquake Activity The Maryland Geological Survey installed a new seismometer on the Garrett College campus in McHenry. The state-of-the-art sensor uses a suspended weight to detect vibrations in the Earth and feeds that signal into a nationwide monitoring system.  Since 2002, the Maryland Geological Survey has maintained a single  Read the Rest…


Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers Cite Two Impaired Boaters

A Delaware man was charged this week with multiple offenses stemming from an incident at a Chestertown marina and restaurant. Joshua Lorenz Richardson, 30, of Newark, received citations for operating a vessel while impaired, negligent operation and failing to obtain an annual certificate of number after Maryland Natural Resources Police officers stopped him near Fairlee  Read the Rest…


Firefighters Complete Wildfire Training Program

Department Co-Sponsors Annual Skills Program Nearly three dozen Maryland Forest Service firefighters have received certification through the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, held recently in Garrett County.  More than 180 students participated in the academy, which was hosted at Garrett College by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources along with Mid-Atlantic Forest Fire Compact and the U.S. Forest Service.  Read the Rest…


Maryland Fishing Report: May 30

Memorial Day weekend is now behind us – an important pause to remember and reflect on those who gave their lives for the freedoms and rights that we all enjoy. It also means the “summer” season has begun. The fishing rodeo season is in full swing. For those not initiated, these are free youth fishing  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR August 2018

The August 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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