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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 »


Maryland Names Wildlands area in Honor of Eugene Piotrowski

Gene Piotrowski (1953-2012)

Gene Piotrowski (1953-2012)

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 »


DNR Welcomes Public Input on State Forest Annual Work Plans

Comment Deadline February 15

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling on the public to help establish the best, most efficient management plan for Potomac Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake and Pocomoke State forests for 2014. Read more »


Recreational Projects in Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to See Enhancements

Recreational projects in Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties will soon receive funding for necessary upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »


DNR Honors Originator Of Program Open Space

Friends, family and colleagues gathered on Earth Day to honor the life and legacy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) innovator Fred Eskew, at a ceremony in Rosaryville on what would have been his 74th birthday. Eskew, who passed away in 1986, worked tirelessly to help protect Maryland’s natural areas and resources, forever influencing the future of land conservation.

“Many people leave us too early, never realizing their goals. But during his all too short existence, he accomplished enough for several lifetimes over,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin, colleague and longtime friend. “For more than a quarter century Fred’s career follo

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