Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Portion of Fishing Creek in Anne Arundel County Opened For Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portion of Fishing Creek in Anne Arundel County Opened For Shellfish Harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; area “approved” for harvesting starting March 31 BALTIMORE, MD (March 28, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion of Fishing Creek ...Read More

Farm Tire Drop-off Month: “The tires are just pouring in.”

“The tires are just pouring in” at Saturday’s Farm Tire Drop-off Day in Frederick County, reported Susie Knapp from her Walkersville farm in Frederick County. Susie and James Ramsburg volunteered their farm as a collection site for agricultural tires during Free Farm Tire Drop-Off month. Her report: “There are just thousands of ...Read More

New York Times: Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate

Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Within a year, he had helped discover a global environmental emergency, work that would ultimately win a Nobel Prize. Now, at 70, Dr. Molina is trying to awaken ...Read More

Bay Journal: States don’t have to make big changes to prevent Vibrio in oysters yet

Current methods deemed suitable to prevent illness in humans, but the FDA is making a case for quicker refrigeration. Maryland, Virginia and the nation’s other shellfish-producing states are not going to have to make huge changes in the way seafood is stored and transported to protect customers from a rare but dangerous ...Read More

MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MDE Secretary Summers and Howard County students celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week at Dunloggin Middle School (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) March 13, 2014 – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers met with Howard County eighth-graders today for a ...Read More

Capital News Service: 4th and 5th GRADE STUDENTS STUDY THE ENVIRONMENT DURING READ ACROSS MARYLAND MONTH

SILVER SPRING – 4th and 5th graders at the Sienna School learned more about climate change during a visit from Maryland Department of Environment Secretary Robert Summers. Read the article Watch the video ...Read More

Department of Environment Secretary Summers marks Read Across Maryland month with students at The Siena School in Silver Spring

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman or Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Department of Environment Secretary Summers marks Read Across Maryland month with students at The Siena School in Silver Spring Climate change and its impacts discussed (SILVER SPRING, MD)  March 12, 2014 – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert ...Read More

**Media Advisory** Dunloggin Middle School hosts MDE for Groundwater Awareness Week celebration

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman or Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **Media Advisory** Dunloggin Middle School hosts MDE for Groundwater Awareness Week celebration (Baltimore, MD) March 12, 2014 – In celebration of Maryland Groundwater Awareness Week (March 9-15), Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will meet with Howard ...Read More

**Media Advisory** Department of Environment Secretary Summers to mark Read Across Maryland month, discuss climate change with students at The Siena School in Silver Spring

  Contact Information: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **Media Advisory** Department of Environment Secretary Summers to mark Read Across Maryland month, discuss climate change with students at The Siena School in Silver Spring (BALTIMORE, MD)  March 11, 2014 – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure    BALTIMORE, MD (March 5, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5.8 million in funding today for projects to upgrade sewage and drinking water systems ...Read More
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