Monthly Archive:: June 2015

BayNet: Carroll County “Venturing Crew” Team Takes Top Honors at Maryland Envirothon

ANNAPOLIS, MD – A five-member team of students from Carroll County, named Venturing Crew 202, is the winner of the 25th 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 than 89 ...Read More

Sun: Maryland’s authority to protect the Chesapeake is in jeopardy

Maryland and its economy depend on a healthy Chesapeake Bay. Right now, the state is negotiating with energy company Exelon over water quality threats posed by the Conowingo Dam — and who will pay to address them. However, Congress is considering legislation that will take away Maryland’s authority to negotiate and allow ...Read More

For the Record – June

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

Sun: What about Pennsylvania?

If there is any hope for a Chesapeake Bay restoration, the amount of pollution flowing into it on a daily basis must be reduced. It’s really that simple. Maryland and Virginia have made significant progress in that regard, but one state trails particularly badly — Pennsylvania. The latest numbers produced by the ...Read More

Department of the Environment selects Montgomery County student as recipient of 2015 Environmental Science Student Award and Internship Program

Media Contacts: Jay Apperson or Adrienne Diaczok 410-545-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of the Environment selects Montgomery County student as recipient of 2015 Environmental Science Student Award and Internship Program $750 in scholarship prizes awarded to students in Baltimore and Harford counties BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has ...Read More

MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices New system will help speed up transactions for environmental permits Baltimore, MD (June 12, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has launched an online payment system that will allow business customers of the department to ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County gets $216K for septic-system upgrades

State officials this week approved $14 million in grant funding to be used for upgrading septic systems throughout rural regions of Maryland. Approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis on Wednesday, the money will be split between the state’s 23 counties, with Washington County slated to receive $216,000, according ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore smog meets federal limit, but people still at risk from pollution

First the good news: Baltimore isn’t so smoggy anymore. The region’s air pollution, once second-worst in the nation, has cleared up so much that levels of breath-robbing ozone in spring and summer no longer exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the entire article. ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve water quality, improve wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (June 3, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $15 million in grant funding today to upgrade ...Read More

Portions of Nanticoke River, Broad Creek Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portions of Nanticoke River, Broad Creek Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Changes effective today Baltimore, MD (June 1, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion of the Nanticoke River in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties and portions of Broad Creek in Talbot County ...Read More
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