2014 August

Monthly Archive:: August 2014

Waterways in Dorchester County Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WATERWAYS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Hurst Creek, Whitehall Creek, portion of upper Choptank River closed to harvesting   BALTIMORE, MD (August 28, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying portions of waterways in Dorchester County for shellfish harvesting. ...Read More

Governor O’Malley and Databay Partners Award $4,000 Grand Prize to Baybucks for Bay-Friendly App

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-974-2316 Adrienne M. Diaczok, MDE: 443-422-8277 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND DATABAY PARTNERS AWARD $4,000 GRAND PRIZE TO BAYBUCKS FOR BAY-FRIENDLY APP Hackathon Challenge brought together diverse groups to collaborate and innovate for Chesapeake Bay restoration ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 28, 2014) — BayBucks, an application that ...Read More

Governor Martin O’Malley and partners to award Governor’s Cup for DataBay Hackathon Challenge

Media Contacts: Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.govAdrienne Diaczokadrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Martin O’Malley and partners to award Governor’s Cup for DataBay Hackathon Challenge  Four finalist teams will compete for the chance to win a $4,000 cash prize   ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 25, 2014) — An app that makes citizens aware of the actions they can ...Read More

For the Record – August

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

CBS Baltimore: Md.’s Smaller Coastal Bays Now Focus Of Pollution Reduction

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ)—Next to the Chesapeake, Maryland’s smaller coastal bays haven’t received as much attention when it comes to pollution. Now that’s over. Alex DeMetrick reports the state is promising federal regulators change is on the way. Clean water on Ocean City’s beach routinely gets some of the highest marks in ...Read More

eMDE – Improving Maryland’s Coastal Bays

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE IMPROVING MARYLAND’S COASTAL BAYS The United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved pollution limits set by Maryland to help improve water quality in the state’s coastal bays. The limits approved by the EPA are contained in Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) ...Read More

Improving Maryland’s Coastal Bays

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved pollution limits set by Maryland to help improve water quality in the state’s coastal bays. The limits approved by the EPA are contained in Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus for the Maryland Coastal Bays. The Maryland Coastal Bays ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Programmers answer O’Malley’s challenge to create bay-friendly apps

A few months ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley grew frustrated with state government’s lack of creativity on the environment. He challenged his staff to look for new ideas to help the Chesapeake Bay. In response, 80 bright minds from around the state — from precocious high-schoolers to CEOs of technology companies — hunkered ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Around South County: Saving the Bay one barrel at a time

Rain barrels are making a comeback. There was a time when almost every house and outbuilding had rain barrels to gather water. As technology progressed and people got more reliable wells, extensive municipal water systems, and better farm irrigation networks, the familiar wooden rain barrels disappeared. Read the entire article. ...Read More
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