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.
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
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) warns that keeping outdated medication could lead to abuse or accidental ingestion and flushing it can harm Maryland’s water quality and underwater life.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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 29 as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
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.”
Throughout April, the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is reminding citizens in and around the Potomac River of the strict penalties and harmful effects of littering. NRP is also seeking volunteers for the 24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-up on April 14. Both efforts are part of the agency’s participation in DC Metro Area Litter Enforcement Month.