Press releases Archive

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored Members report $104 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced that five Maryland organizations received leadership awards Wednesday night at the Governor Calvert ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary to lead regional air pollution commission

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY TO LEAD REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION COMMISSION Grumbles unanimously voted to chair Ozone Transport Commission; pollution from upwind states continues to significantly affect the quality of air that Marylanders breathe BALTIMORE (June 13, 2017) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles has been selected to chair ...Read More

St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Herring Creek closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (May 26, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting. A portion of Herring ...Read More

Md. Dept. of the Environment releases annual Healthy Beaches Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Dept. of the Environment releases annual Healthy Beaches Progress Report Report coincides with Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, start of summer beach season Baltimore, MD (May 25, 2017) – Maryland beaches were open for swimming with no health-based advisories nearly 99 percent of the time ...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

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
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