At 9:45 this morning, Joseph P. Gill was officially sworn in by Governor Martin O’Malley as the 8th Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (Outgoing Secretary John R. Griffin held the position twice), following Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointment of Griffin as Chief of Staff last month. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off spring planting season by proclaiming today, April 3, Arbor Day in Maryland, and encouraging every Marylander to celebrate by planting and registering a tree this spring.
“Trees protect our water quality, clean our air, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our communities,” said Governor O’Malley, who received the Arbor Day Foundation’s first ever, national Vision Award last year. “In celebration of Arbor Day, we encourage every Marylander to get outside and plant a tree that will help us keep Maryland cleaner and greener for generations to come.” Read more
Citizens plant and register more than 100,000 trees
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that citizens have exceeded the three-year statewide goal of planting and registering 100,000 trees by 2013 through the exciting, interactive Marylanders Plant Trees program. Governor O’Malley encourages everyone to keep the momentum going strong, planting trees this spring to continue to enhance the health and beauty of Maryland. Read more
New data shows 2 percent increase over previous year
Spearheading Maryland’s efforts to engage and educate other states on Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) – a measure of statewide well-being − Governor Martin O’Malley hosted a summit with stakeholders from across the nation on October 9 in Annapolis. Maryland is the national leader in the development and use of the GPI, recently announcing that new, 2011 data shows a 2 percent increase over 2010.
Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Chesapeake Bay Juvenile Blue Crab Population Highest on Record
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the Chesapeake Bay’s juvenile blue crab population is at the highest level on record, and the overall blue crab population is at its highest level since 1993.
Joined by stakeholders and elected officials, Governor O’Malley revealed the results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual winter dredge survey at Mike’s Crab House overlooking the South river.