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Governor Larry Hogan Names Captain Eldridge Meredith ‘Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay’

Lt. Governor Rutherford Presents Award, Celebrates Life of Captain Eldridge Meredith Governor Larry Hogan has commissioned Kent Island resident Captain Eldridge Meredith as the 101st Admiral of Chesapeake Bay, a prestigious lifetime achievement award for an individual’s extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented the award on  Read the Rest…


Backyard Buffers Offer Trees to Improve Maryland’s Waters

Homeowners in Select Counties Can Get Free Seedlings  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering its Backyard Buffer program in select counties around the state. Any resident with a drainage ditch, stream, creek or river flowing through their property or adjacent to a waterway could qualify for a free “Buffer in a Bag.” Each bag contains approximately  Read the Rest…


Public Access Enhanced on Eastern Shore

Board of Public Works Approves of New Sites in Cecil and Queen Anne’s Counties The Board of Public Works unanimously approved funds today to assist the Maryland Department of Natural Resources expand public access to waterways in Cecil and Queen Anne’s counties. Both Program Open Space projects will be managed as part of existing Maryland Park Service  Read the Rest…


65 Trees Planted at Queen Anne’s County High School

Wetlands Created to Control Stormwater Runoff The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined Queen Anne’s County High School students Nov. 14 to plant 65 trees at the Centreville school. The department funded the project with a $44,000 grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.




Junior Deer Hunt Days Set for November

Adult Mentors Pass on Hunting Safety and Ethics The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages experienced hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored sporting tradition this month during two Junior Deer Hunt Days. The days will be held Nov. 12 on public and private land in all counties, and Nov. 13 on private land in  Read the Rest…


Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Qualification Necessary to Participate in Managed Deer Hunting Programs The 2016-17 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 30 firearm qualification sessions at 16 locations across the state, from Allegany to Queen’s Anne County. These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate in many  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR March 2017
The March 2017 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.

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