Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day and boat safety check
Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officers encourage the public to join them in wearing a lifejacket to work on Friday, May 17. The State initiative kicks off National Safe Boating Week, May 18 to 24, by raising awareness on the importance of these life saving devices. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now requires that coordinators of sizeable boat gatherings obtain a Marine Gathering Permit so that law enforcement and emergency medical services can properly prepare for these events. The new permit only applies to gatherings that will consist of 100 or more vessels and last longer than three hours.
When: April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Where: Select NRP Offices
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) warns that keeping outdated medication could lead to abuse or accidental ingestion and flushing it can harm Maryland’s water quality and underwater life. NRP is encouraging citizens to bring their unwanted medicine to select area offices as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Read more
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties set monthly dates for violations
A Maryland program that sets aside certain days to hear only natural resource cases has expanded to Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. The program ensures that natural resource related violations are tried under the same precedent, so that judgments are just and equal. Read more
On January 29 at around 1:30 p.m., Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) rescued two men from the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Thomas Soberdash III, 47, of Dunbar, Pa. and Robert Ebbert, 47, of Fairfield, Iowa, were ice fishing when they fell through the ice and into the water near 1190 Rock Lodge Road in McHenry. Read more
The Maryland Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation named Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) Corporal Scott Forrest Conservation Officer of the Year for his longstanding dedication to serving Maryland’s citizens and safeguarding the State’s wildlife and fisheries resources. He was presented the award at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s State banquet on January 12 in Stevensville. Read more
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) reminds citizens to make safety a priority during the last holiday weekend of the summer.
“Labor Day is the beginning of fall,” said Col. George F Johnson IV. “And as the cooler weather sets in, Marylanders will continue to enjoy camping, boating and fishing in the cooler September weather, and, as various hunting seasons begin. We urge everyone to make safety the top priority while enjoying these activities.”