Press releases Archive

Department of the Environment develops guidelines for reuse of dredged material

Media contacts MDE: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MPA: Richard Scher rscher@marylandports.com 410-385-4480 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPS GUIDELINES FOR REUSE OF DREDGED MATERIAL Draft guidance developed in collaboration with Md.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 Maryland ...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

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

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure BALTIMORE (Feb. 8, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $540,000 in grants today to reduce pollution, improve water ...Read More

Nominations being accepted for 40th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson or Adrienne Diaczok jay.apperson@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov (410) 537-3003 Nominations being accepted for 40th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes Award winner’s favorite non-profit group to receive $300 donation in their name; nomination deadline is April 11 BALTIMORE (Feb. 2, 2017) – Nominations are now being accepted ...Read More

Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Offices of Communications DHMH, Christopher Garrett (410) 767-6490 Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases Health, the Environment, Housing apply to U.S. government for program approval Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2017) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it – in partnership with the ...Read More

EPA announces $47K Indoor Radon Grant to Maryland As part of National Radon Action Month

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terri White (215) 814-5523 white.terri-a@epa.gov EPA announces $47K Indoor Radon Grant to Maryland As part of National Radon Action Month Westminster, MD (Jan. 6, 2017) – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $46,949 grant to the Maryland Department of Environment that will be used to support the state’s new ...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 wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (Jan. 4, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.7 million in grants today to  reduce pollution and improve water ...Read More
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