At 9:45 this morning, Joseph P. Gill was officially sworn in by Governor Martin O’Malley as the 8th Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (Outgoing Secretary John R. Griffin held the position twice), following Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointment of Griffin as Chief of Staff last month. Read more
The Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation (MLSF) presented DNR Secretary John R. Griffin with its prestigious Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award at its 12th Annual Banquet and Auction. More than 200 people attended the event, which was held on May 15 in Annapolis.
“Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Maryland, and the State’s sportsmen are among our most committed environmental stewards and conservationists,” said Griffin, who takes on a new role as Governor Martin O’Malley’s Chief of Staff on May 20. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the department’s extraordinary team of dedicated natural resource professionals, who work to manage our fish and wildlife populations and provide extraordinary opportunities for sportsmen and women.”
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Three agency veterans promoted as Griffin heads to State House
Following Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointments of John R. Griffin as Chief of Staff and Joseph P. Gill as Secretary of Natural Resources, the two this morning announced additional changes to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leadership team. Read more
DNR Secretary Names Executive Producer Ambassador of the Chesapeake
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin presented Outdoors Maryland Executive Producer Mike English with the Ambassador of the Chesapeake award at the series’ 25th anniversary celebration on March 20. English was honored for his outstanding work in capturing Maryland’s breathtaking beauty and vibrant ecosystems, and sharing the stories of the people who explore and protect them. Read more
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
The Chesapeake Bay Trust presented Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John R. Griffin with the Dr. Torrey Brown Award for his exceptional leadership in protecting and enhancing the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s natural world at its annual award ceremony on January 24 in Annapolis. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard dedicated Maryland’s new buoy and debris response vessel, the R.P. Gaudette, in honor of DNR’s former Boating Services Director on November 26 at City Dock in Annapolis. Read more
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters honored Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John R. Griffin with the 12th annual John V. Kabler Memorial Award on the evening of October 11, 2012 in Annapolis. Griffin was recognized for his many years working asa powerful leader and dedicated advocate of Maryland’s environment.
“I want to congratulate my good friend and colleague, John Griffin, on his receipt of the John V. Kabler Memorial Award, a well deserved honor,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “For four decades, in both the public and private arena, John has worked tirelessly, passionately and wholeheartedly to serve our citizens and protect our natural resources. For the past six years he has been at the heart and soul of Maryland’s environmental agenda, lending his wisdom, expertise, kindness and humor to the progress we have made in protecting and restoring our land, water, fish and crabs.” Read more