Monthly Archive:: June 2014

Waterways in St. Mary’s County Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WATERWAYS IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Carthagena Creek closed to harvesting; Jutland Creek reclassified as “conditionally approved”   BALTIMORE, MD (June 27, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying portions of two waterways ...Read More

WJZ-13: Maryland Beaches Rated Among Best In Nation

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When it comes to beaches, Maryland scores very high for clean water. Alex DeMetrick reports an annual survey finds the water isn’t just fine for swimming, it’s safe. Watch the video Read the entire article ...Read More

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that Maryland achieved ...Read More

Carroll County High School Team Take Top Honors at Maryland Envirothon

Media Contact: Julie Oberg julie.oberg@maryland.gov410-841-5889 ANNAPOLIS, MD  – A five-member team of students from Carroll County, named Venturing Crew 202, is the winner of the 24th annual Maryland Envirothon—an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues.  More ...Read More

eMDE – Sustainable practices are green in more ways than one

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE 2014 GREEN REGISTRY LEADERSHIP AWARDS: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES PAY OFF A vinyl siding manufacturer, a multi-site automobile dealership and a biotechnology company are among the winners of the fifth annual Maryland Green Registry leadership awards. The winners were recognized for their sustainable ...Read More

2014 Green Registry Leadership Awards: Sustainable practices pay off

A vinyl siding manufacturer, a multi-site automobile dealership and a biotechnology company are among the winners of the fifth annual Maryland Green Registry leadership awards. The winners were recognized for their sustainable practices, measurable environmental results and commitment to continual improvement. Collectively, Maryland Green Registry Members saved more than $79 million through ...Read More

Capital Gazette: New Chesapeake Bay agreement sets 10 goals, deadlines

Governors and officials from six states gathered in Annapolis Monday to sign the latest agreement on fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, also signed the document, which sets 10 goals, including sustainable fisheries, better water quality, reduction of toxic ...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: Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (June 18, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $16 million ...Read More

Delmarvanow: Snow Hill unveils wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Fifteen years after the project was first proposed, state and local officials met in Snow Hill on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the town’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Town leaders, local politicians and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture gathered for a ribbon cutting at the $14 million Snow Hill ...Read More

WBFF-TV: Code Orange Air Quality Alert Issued for Baltimore Area

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for metropolitan Baltimore stood at 101 on Tuesday, a level unhealthy for sensitive groups, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. A code orange air quality alert was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the Baltimore and DC Metro areas. Read the entire article ...Read More
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