Monthly Archive:: July 2014

Majority of local governments show progress on Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Majority of local governments show progress on Chesapeake Bay restoration effort Twenty-two local jurisdictions evaluated by Maryland Department of the Environment on two-year milestones BALTIMORE, MD – (July 31, 2013) Evaluation of twenty-two sets of goals for local water restoration activities ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Hosts first State of Maryland sponsored Civic Hacking Challenge

Governor O’Malley Hosts first State of Maryland sponsored Civic Hacking Challenge Scientists, programmers and citizens to come together to create solutions for Chesapeake Bay Restoration (BALTIMORE, MD – July 30, 2014) Scientists, programmers, techies and other civic hackers will come together this weekend at the DataBay “Reclaim the Bay” Innovation Challenge to create data-driven ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Anne Arundel could see early bay cleanup results close to home

By E.B. FURGURSON III pfurgurson@capgaznews.com A lead scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the Capital Gazette editorial board this week that major projects will reduce stormwater runoff into local streams and creeks within a few years. The results will be far faster than the longer lag times associated with other bay ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Safe Drinking Water

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER Grant and loan will replace aging water system     BALTIMORE, MD (July 23, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.5 million in funding today for a project ...Read More

For the Record – July

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

eMDE – Get the new Maryland Healthy Beaches app

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE MARYLAND BEACH CONDITIONS – IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND Any time, any place, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the new Maryland Healthy Beaches smartphone app. The app – available for free – provides information on ...Read More

Maryland Beach Conditions – In the Palm of Your Hand

Any time, any place, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the new Maryland Healthy Beaches smartphone app. The app – available for free – provides information on conditions at your favorite Maryland beaches. The app is now available for Android at Google Play and is coming soon for ...Read More

Grants available for watershed restoration projects

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of the Environment welcome requests for the Watershed Assistance – Two-Year Milestone Support grant program. This program will support design assistance, watershed planning and programmatic development associated with protection and restoration programs and projects that lead to improved ...Read More

Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged ...Read More

Star Democrat: Queenstown dedicates new well

QUEENSTOWN — A new municipal well for the Town of Queenstown was dedicated in a brief ceremony Thursday, June 26. The well, located on Del Rhodes Avenue, began as a test well and was converted to a permanent one, giving the town two separate water sources — this new well and the ...Read More
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