New Germany State Park has created an entrance display that fuses past and present, bolstering a brand new sign with stones hand-cut by Civilian Conservation Corps members nearly 80 years ago. This tribute is significant, as the park’s lands were once home to one of the Corps’ many nationwide camps. Read more
Roads to and within Assateague State Park will be extremely congested from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, due to the Salisbury University Sea Gull Century bicycle event in combination with increased visitation as a result of Assateague National Park being closed. Visitors should expect limited access to the day use parking lot and campground entrance. Staff recommend guests arrive after noon to avoid the heavy traffic and limited parking. Read more
Spanning the Casselman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners and wheels of every type, the Casselman River Bridge will soon begin its third century on the National Road in Grantsville. In celebration of this milestone, the bridge will be the focal point of a three-day bicentennial event packed with fun, food and festivities. Read more
DNR appoints new managers for State Park & Lake Management Area
Summer is here, and Deep Creek Lake State Park and Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) are ready for the throngs of visitors who enjoy Maryland’s largest manmade body of water. Read more
Interested families encouraged to register right away
Families across the State are gearing up for a summer of adventure with the Maryland Park Service’s annual park-hopping challenge, Where a Family Becomes a Team. Registration for Park Quest 2013 opens at 6 p.m. on May 13. The event is expected to fill up quickly so interested participants are encouraged to register right away. Read more
Who: Open to the Public
What: Public Interest Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Greenbrier State Park Visitor’s Center, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro
The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is seeking new members to support and advance its cause of providing fun, family-friendly, historical events and interpretations associated with the area. Read more
Visitors urged to use caution
The Maryland Park Service (MPS) notifies visitors to Deep Creek Lake that staring February 16 ice along the shoreline of the Discovery Center will be removed to open the waters for cold water rescue training. This area will remain unsafe for quite some time and will be marked with reflective buoys. Read more
The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has reopened all but 11 of Maryland’s 66 State Parks after extensive clean-up and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seven of the reopened parks are open with limited services, some without electric power, while the remaining parks are open and fully operational. The 11 closed parks will remain closed as crews continue to clean up and repair infrastructure.
Citizens interested in becoming curators to the historic Grove Farm in Cecil County are invited to join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for one of its open houses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15 or October 13. The Grove Farm is available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy.