New Germany State Park will feature the acoustic sounds of local musician Greg Latta performing a combination of Appalachian, Irish, old-time and traditional music using variety of instruments, taking place at the park’s Lake House. Read more
Encourages outdoor recreation throughout the summer
Marylanders are encouraged to kick off summer by pitching a tent in a State park, forest or even in their own backyards on Saturday, June 22, for the National Wildlife Federation’s 9th annual Great American Backyard Campout.
“I encourage everyone to gather friends or family and celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout,” said First Lady Katie O’Malley. “Camping brings a special joy and excitement that comes from spending time with those special to you, under the stars, telling stories, and taking in the sights and sounds of nature ─ simple activities that lead to everlasting memories.” 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: Museum Grand Opening Celebration
Where: Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown
When: Saturday, May 11 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per vehicle
Calling all nature lovers and history buffs! Washington Monument State Park is unveiling its newly renovated museum at a grand opener celebration, featuring fun, family-friendly tours, activities and presentations. Read more
Who: Open to the Public, Ages 8 and up
Contact: 301-895-5453 or email@example.com
New Germany and Big Run State Parks need volunteers to help pull garlic mustard, an invasive species that spreads aggressively and out-competes native plants. Read more
Who: Open to the Public
What: Central Region Outdoor Recreation Evaluation
When: June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Howard County Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking citizens for their thoughts on State parks and lands at a public input meeting, or through a quick and easy online survey. The Department held meetings in other regions earlier this year but the one in central Maryland was cancelled because of inclement weather. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages Marylanders to share their thoughts on State parks and lands through a quick and easy online survey.
The survey asks a variety of multiple choice and open ended questions that will help DNR determine which outdoor recreation facilities, programs and services do and do not meet the needs of the community. Areas include State parks, forests, wildlife areas and trails. Read more
Piotrowski was dedicated employee of DNR
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Maryland Board of Public Works today officially renamed St. Mary’s River State Park Wildlands in honor of Eugene “Gene” Piotrowski, a dedicated employee of DNR and natural resource advocate. 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
Who: Open to the public
When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Where: 19 Maryland State Parks
What better way to kick-off the New Year than by lacing-up the sneakers and spending quality time with loved ones while enjoying nature’s beauty?