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For the Record – May

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

Baltimore Sun: Herbert Sachs, state water and environmental resources official

Herbert Myron Sachs, a retired state water and environmental resources official who also led the Potomac River Basin Commission, died of a stroke April 12 at his Annapolis home. He was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised on Springdale Avenue, he was the son of Joseph Sachs, who worked in his family’s ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve infrastructure, save energy Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $148 million in grants and loans today ...Read More

Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 40th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 40th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes and Coulter Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups and government employees Annapolis, MD (May 8, 2017) – The Maryland Departments of the Environment, Natural Resources ...Read More

Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels; change allows shellfish harvesting from oyster lease Baltimore, MD (May 8, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Choptank River in Dorchester and Talbot ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Green & Purple Shine in 2017 Laws

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Green and Purple Shine in 2017 Laws Here’s some good news from Annapolis, where the General Assembly concluded its annual 90 day session on April 10: lots of environmental “green” wins and bipartisan “purple” collaborations between legislators and Governor Larry Hogan. The General ...Read More

Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville Baltimore, MD (April 20, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles will join students at Wellwood International ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report Report describes progress, further action to reduce air pollution in Maryland Baltimore, MD (April 18, 2017) – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution ...Read More

Department of Environment to Kick Off earth Month Activities With Employee Clean-Up Event on the Banks of the Patapsco River

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of Environment to Kick Off earth Month Activities With Employee Clean-Up Event on the Banks of the Patapsco River Baltimore, MD (April 12, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles will kick off the department’s Earth ...Read More

Cumberland Times-News: Students plant 2,000 trees at abandoned strip mine

High schoolers volunteer for Arbor Day project near Frostburg FROSTBURG — More than 50 local high school students volunteered Monday to help the Maryland Department of the Environment plant nearly 2,000 trees on a reclaimed strip mine near Frostburg. “It was fun,” said Zoe Watkins, an 11th-grader from the Center for Career ...Read More
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