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3
Jun

Dan’s Mountain Pool Now Open

The Dan’s Mountain State Park swimming pool and waterslide are open daily ─ except Tuesdays ─ from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more »

25
Apr

DNR to Host Guided Mother’s Day Hike at Woodmont NRMA

Who: Open to the Public

When: Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m.

Where: Woodmont NRMA, 11761 Woodmont Rd., Hancock

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-842-2155

Give mom a Mother’s Day she will remember with a scenic, guided hike through the beautiful Woodmont Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA).  A park ranger will lead the tour, explaining what has made Woodmont such a wild paradise for the past 150 years, and highlighting the newly-constructed Wildlife History Trail. The hike is taken at leisurely pace and will cover approximately 3.5 miles round-trip. Read more »

25
Apr

Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield Seeking New Members

Who: Open to the Public

What: Public Interest Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Where: Greenbrier State Park Visitor’s Center, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro  

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-791-4767

The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is seeking new members to support and advance its cause of providing fun, family-friendly, historical events and interpretations associated with the area. Read more »

11
Mar

Maryland Breaks Ground on Tubman State Park;Governor Names Salazar Admiral

IMG_2735Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and nearly 400 gathered in Dorchester County on Saturday March, 9 to break ground on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park.  The new park, just south of Cambridge, will be the trail head for the Harriet Tubman Byway and will include a 15,000-square foot Visitor Center, exhibit hall and theater, memorial garden, trails and a picnic pavilion.  The Harrriet Tubman Centennial Commemoration — marking the 100th anniversary of the freedom fighter’s death — also featured the official ribbon cutting for the Byway. Read more »

17
Jan

Southern Marylanders Asked to Provide Recreation Information

Who: Open to the Public

What: Regional Stakeholder Outdoor Recreation Evaluation

When: Tuesday, February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Prince George’s County Dept. of Parks & Recreation (Parkside Headquarters) Auditorium

6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale 20737

Cost: Free

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking citizens ─ especially those in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince Georges and St. Mary’s counties ─ for their input on State outdoor recreation facilities and services in Southern Maryland. Read more »

12
Sep

DNR Seeks Partners to Restore Historic Grove Farm

Citizens interested in becoming curators to the historic Grove Farm in Cecil County are invited to join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for one of its open houses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15 or October 13. The Grove Farm is available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy.
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12
Sep

MPS Hosts Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Ride September 15

 The Maryland Park Service (MPS) is hosting a leisurely, guided bike ride along the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Bikers will follow a naturalist to discover and learn about the area’s historic and natural wonders.
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