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DNR to Host Day to Serve Projects September 11-28

A family particpating in last year's Day to Serve, planting trees at Patapsco ValleyState Park

A family participates in last year’s Day to Serve by planting trees at Patapsco Valley State Park

Volunteers needed to help with State Park Cleanups Sept. 27

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is participating in the multi-state Day to Serve volunteer effort kicking off September 11. The agency is hosting a number of service projects, from a statewide food drive to State Park cleanups, giving Marylanders the opportunity to help their fellow citizens and their natural world. Read more »


NRP Charges Five Anglers with Poaching Striped Bass, Blueback Herring

Natural Resources Police LogoAn investigation by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and allied State and local agencies resulted in the charging of five anglers in Charles County last Friday for illegally fishing for Striped Bass in a spawning area and catching other protected fish. Read more »


Maryland, Virginia Team Up to Halt Internet Oyster Operation

Natural Resources Police LogoA Princess Anne man was charged Thursday, April 17, with selling oysters without a license after an investigation by Maryland and Virginia natural resources police officers.

Christopher Shawn Jester, 31, was advertising on the Internet that he was selling “wild-caught” oysters harvested in Virginia. Jester has a Virginia aquaculture license that allows him to sell oysters from aquaculture beds only to a licensed seafood dealer.

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NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) on Saturday charged three people in Garrett County with illegal hunting and seized a .22-caliber rifle. Read more »


NRP Charges Two Rock Hall Watermen with Poaching in Oyster Sanctuary

oysterNRP ramping up enforcement in air, on water

Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged two Rock Hall watermen Wednesday afternoon with harvesting 26 bushels of oysters—many of them undersized—from a Patuxent River sanctuary.

“Poaching oysters is a crime against law-abiding watermen and Maryland citizens and will not be tolerated,” said Col. George F. Johnson IV, NRP superintendent. “In this case, the public supplied information and the diligence of our officers paid off.” Read more »


Garrett County Man Cited for Hunting Violations

Natural Resources Police LogoNatural Resources Police charged a Garrett County man Sunday with five violations after an investigation into a recent hunting trip.

Acting on a tip, officers located Travis Lee Wilcox, 31, of Bloomington, and questioned him about his hunting activity on Sept. 19. Officers found venison in a freezer.

Wilcox was cited for hunting without a license, failing to field tag a deer before moving, possession of untagged deer parts, failing to file a harvest report and hunting without written permission.


Cambridge Boy Dies in Swimming Accident

Natural Resources Police LogoThe body of a Cambridge boy was recovered Wednesday evening from the Choptank River after an apparent swimming accident. Read more »


Virginia Man Dies while Kayaking on Potomac River

NRP LogoPresumed result of medical issue

An unresponsive person was found floating in the Potomac River near Barnum, WV on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24 and was later pronounced dead. Read more »


Search Resumes in Patapsco Valley State Park for Missing Elkridge Swimmer

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The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Howard County Fire Department, and Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue are currently searching the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park for a swimmer who went missing yesterday evening near Bloede’s Dam. Arturo Acosta-Acero, 33 of Elkridge, disappeared after wading in to the water by the fall at the base of the dam around 6:30 p.m. on August 4.

***UPDATE: Baltimore County Urban Search and Rescue recovered the victim’s body at approximately 2 p.m. on August 5.*** Read more »


Governor O’Malley Issues Water Safety Plea as Maryland Sees Alarming Increase in Drowning Deaths

Six drown in past month alone

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

NRP Officers searching for a drowning victim

The death of a 25-year-old Delaware man in the Susquehanna River this weekend brings the total water-related casualties in Maryland this year to 12 ─ double that of this time in 2012. Governor Martin O’Malley and law enforcement officials are urging everyone to help put a stop to this disturbing trend, protecting themselves and their loved ones by taking the necessary safety precautions in and around the water. Read more »