Governor O’Malley Announces Record 1.25 Billion Oyster Spat Production, Significant Progress under Oyster Restoration and Aquaculture Development Plan
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the State and its partners produced and planted a record 1.25 billion native baby oysters (spat) in Maryland this year ─ the first time any hatchery in the nation has produced more than one billion Eastern oyster spat in a single season. Joined by scientists, partners, stakeholders and citizen stewards at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Governor O’Malley also updated stakeholders on the status of the Harris Creek Oyster Sanctuary and progress under all 10 points of Maryland’s Oyster Restoration and Aquaculture Development Plan. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley is asking teachers from across the State to join a focus group to help develop a hands-on, long-term stream restoration effort for Maryland students. The Governor first met with Maryland educators to explore how this next generation of stewards could help restore the Bay on July 2. Read more
In celebration of the start of summer and the end of the school year, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the new Guide to Maryland Natural Areas. This online, one-stop travel resource is for anyone looking to experience the State’s most beautiful natural places, as distinguished by their pristine environment and rare plant and wildlife species. Read more
Maryland leads the nation in measuring Genuine Progress
Spearheading Maryland’s efforts to engage and share with other states Maryland’s Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) – a measure of statewide wellbeing − Governor Martin O’Malley hosted a summit with leaders from across the nation on June 14 in Baltimore. 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. Read more
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.