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Color Maryland Green Contest Names Winners

The Grand Prize Winner, Delightful Nature by Alana Koh, to be featured on the 2013-2014 Maryland Bay Game cover.

From creative collages to pensive poems, this year’s Color Maryland Green contestants made it extremely difficult for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to pick the winners. Eleven champions were chosen from more than 150 students, grades K-12, who submitted original artwork and poetry inspired by their appreciation for the State’s natural resource. Read more »


Stream Restoration Challenge to Award More Grants

Open to local governments, schools and NGOs

Trail Skirting Tolliver Falls by Janice Browne

The Stream Restoration Challenge is once again accepting applications from local governments, school systems, and non-governmental organizations looking to carry out projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality and create service learning and environmental literacy activities for students. Through this program, the State and its partners will award the top proposals grants totaling up to $6 million to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers by 2015. Read more »


Fifth-Graders Encouraged to Submit Arbor Day Artwork

TreeArtTop entries will win tree plantings at their school

Who: Open to all Maryland 5th graders

What: Arbor Day Poster Contest

When: Now through March 27, 2013

Cost: Free

Calling fifth-graders across the State! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service, in partnership with the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards, is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest, Trees Are Terrific….and Maryland Forests are too! Read more »


April is Environmental Education Month

 Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed April Environmental Education Month in Maryland in recognition of public and private efforts to help children connect with and learn about their natural world.

“Maryland has become a national leader in quality public education, and environmental literacy has become a vital tool to help us build a better future for our children,” said Governor O’Malley. “Working together, we can promote a greater appreciation for our natural resources and help our children learn the value of environmental stewardship.”

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