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Green Infrastructure Project Connects Human Health and Environmental Health

Reducing Runoff at MedStar Harbor Hospital and Providing Green Space for Patient Rehabilitation From the Chesapeake Bay Trust: Today the Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Chesapeake Bay Program, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Blue Water Baltimore, and Plisko Sustainable Solutions announced plans to design nine green infrastructure facilities with funds  Read the Rest…



Department Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Program Open Space Acquisition will Provide Access to Patuxent River  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River.  Read the Rest…




Governor Larry Hogan Names Captain Eldridge Meredith ‘Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay’

Lt. Governor Rutherford Presents Award, Celebrates Life of Captain Eldridge Meredith Governor Larry Hogan has commissioned Kent Island resident Captain Eldridge Meredith as the 101st Admiral of Chesapeake Bay, a prestigious lifetime achievement award for an individual’s extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented the award on  Read the Rest…


Allan Fisher Named Assistant Secretary for Mission Support

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced the appointment of Allan Fisher as assistant secretary for mission support. In this position, Fisher will oversee the department’s budget, human resources and licensing units among others. “Allan is a highly accomplished executive who has led high-level organizations to achieve real and sustainable results,” said Secretary Mark  Read the Rest…


Oyster Advisory Commission Reviews Draft Management Proposal

Compilation Based on Feedback from Conservationists and Watermen The Oyster Advisory Commission received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, environmentalists and watermen. The draft comes after the Maryland Department  Read the Rest…


Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Releases Annual Report

Partnerships Prove to be Catalyst for Chesapeake Bay Restoration The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund released its annual report, which details the program’s activities in the state, including the restoration of 653 acres of wetland, 207,900 linear feet of stream, and 1,165 acres of streamside tree buffers. The Trust Fund, which is administered by the  Read the Rest…


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

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