Press releases Archive

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

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

MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Media Contacts: Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS  Applications due April 26 BALTIMORE, MD (April 3, 2017) – The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the eighth annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit an application highlighting their sustainable environmental practices ...Read More

Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MPA: Richard Scher (410) 385-4480 rscher@marylandports.com Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material Draft guidance developed in collaboration with Md. Dept.of Transportation’s Port Administration, designed to encourage private sector innovation; public meeting set Baltimore, MD (March 30, 2017) – Newly developed ...Read More

Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland Continuing lack of precipitation leads to below-normal stream flows and declining groundwater levels in Central Maryland; Eastern Maryland in “watch” status Baltimore, MD (March 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today issued a drought warning for the ...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 and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans today to reduce ...Read More

Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. About 172 acres of the South River have been reclassified from ...Read More

Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting Baltimore, MD (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is temporarily reclassifying waters in the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County from closed to open to allow oysters and clams to be harvested. The change is ...Read More
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