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Wear Your Life Jacket to Work May 17

Department Shows Marylanders How to Save Lives The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proud to once again participate in National Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 17. Anyone driving along Taylor Avenue in Annapolis between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. will see many department staffers suited-up with various styles of  Read the Rest…


Clean Marina Seminars Scheduled for February

Events Share Best Practices for Boatyard, Marina Operators  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites marine facility managers to a series of free seminars in February. Staff will introduce the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative to participants, review commonly needed marina permits and provide resources for all operators and owners to improve their boatyards, docks and  Read the Rest…







Six Coastal Resiliency Projects Approved by Board of Public Works

$380,000 to Design Restoration Projects in Four Jurisdictions The Board of Public Works today approved funding for six Coastal Resiliency Grant Program projects, selected through a competitive solicitation, to help Maryland’s communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of climate change, erosion, flooding and extreme weather. In year two of the program, the Maryland Department of Natural  Read the Rest…


Funding Supports Local Green Infrastructure Projects in Bay Watershed

Partnership Grants Nearly $700,000 to Improve Communities and Provide Jobs The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability announce $693,791 in funding for the Chesapeake Bay “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” Grant Program. These grants help communities  Read the Rest…


Climate Resilience Grants Awarded to 14 Maryland Communities

$700,000 Provided to Address Climate Change, Flooding, Sea Level Rise The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced $700,000 in Climate Resilience Grants to help communities prepare for and recover from climate-related impacts. The competitive grants are designed to help strengthen a community’s ability to assess risk through planning and construct solutions to boost their  Read the Rest…


Severn River to Receive Boatloads of Water-Filtering Oysters this July

Oyster Recovery Partnership and Severn River Association Seek Community’s Support to Boost Planting to 50 Million Oysters The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and the Severn River Association (SRA) are seeking the community’s support to plant a total of 50 million water-filtering oysters in the Severn River this summer. The fundraising campaign, Operation Build a Reef, presents  Read the Rest…


Governor Larry Hogan Congratulates Students at Green Schools Youth Summit

Cheers On Students’ Efforts to Become Stewards of Maryland’s Environment Governor Larry Hogan today attended the 9th Annual Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, where he greeted more than 2,750 students and educators from across the state. The governor congratulated the students and schools on achieving the Maryland Green Schools Award from Maryland Association for Environmental  Read the Rest…


Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards $12.5 Million

Projects Funded Statewide for Better Boating Access, Navigation and Safety The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $12.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities and navigation throughout the state. This critical Fiscal Year 2019 funding will go toward 57 projects in 18 counties, from Garrett to Wicomico counties as well  Read the Rest…


New Striped Bass Regulations Effective May 16

Enhanced Conservation Rules on Use of Bait and Hooks; Minimum Size Reduced to 19 Inches The opening of regular striped bass season May 16 coincides with new conservation-minded regulations pertaining to the use of bait, gear and hooks. The Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee recently approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources regulations, which will  Read the Rest…


New Combined Licensing and Registration Service Center Opens in Cumberland

Centralized Location Becomes “One-Stop Shop” for Services Cumberland residents and those living in the surrounding area now have one central location to complete their Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources transactions. As part of Governor Hogan’s Customer Service Promise to make services more accessible to Marylanders, the Department of  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message: May 2018

Commission Hits the Ground Running Recently the Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission held its first meeting – and we’re ready to hit the road. Created by Governor Larry Hogan last fall, this commission will develop innovative strategies to market Maryland’s unique outdoor and heritage recreation brand, as well as recommend initiatives to attract and retain outdoor  Read the Rest…


Hogan Administration Brings New Licensing and Registration Service Center to Annapolis

Combined Center includes Driving, Fishing, Hunting, Boating and Crabbing Licenses Residents of Annapolis and the surrounding area are now able to complete Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources transactions in one convenient location. As part of Governor Hogan’s Customer Service Promise to make services more accessible to Marylanders,  Read the Rest…


First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrates Keep Maryland Beautiful; Launches New Anti-Litter Ad Campaign

State awards nearly $2 million to support community clean-up and beautification First Lady Yumi Hogan highlighted first-year accomplishments and launched a new transit advertising campaign for the Keep Maryland Beautiful program in a ceremony held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Back Creek Nature Park Campus. Officials also announced awards of nearly $2 million to support  Read the Rest…




Orchard Beach Marina Named Maryland Clean Marina

Annapolis Marina Met Department’s Voluntary Guidelines Orchard Beach Marina in Annapolis recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to become the latest Maryland Clean Marina, marking the 152nd marina to meet the state’s criteria. Fourty-eight of the estimated 165 marinas in Anne Arundel County are certified as clean marinas.


Public Input Sought for Hunting and Trapping Season Proposals

Comments Accepted until March 13 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2018-2020 hunting and trapping seasons. The department evaluates possible changes every two years. Over the past several months, the department has presented proposed management concepts to a variety of external and internal partners and stakeholders,  Read the Rest…


Community Resilience Grant Information Sessions Scheduled

Department Experts to Answer Questions about Funding Local Projects The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting four information sessions in two locations for local communities and nonprofits wishing to apply for funding through the Community Resilience Grant program in the coming fiscal year. The department invites local partners to propose projects to prepare for coastal  Read the Rest…



Maryland Announces Comprehensive Oyster Restoration Plan

Breton Bay and St. Mary’s River Selected for Large-Scale Restoration; State Pledges Investment in Manokin, Nanticoke and Severn Sanctuaries The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced a comprehensive plan on oyster restoration, including its intention to recommend Breton Bay and the upper St. Mary’s River as the fourth and fifth tributaries to satisfy the state’s  Read the Rest…


Community Resilience Grants Now Available

Department Seeks Local Proposals to Enhance Resiliency and Sustainability Local communities and nonprofits are invited to apply for funding from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to prepare for coastal flooding, storms and other climate-related impacts, and to enhance community resiliency and sustainability through natural, nature-based and green infrastructure. New this year, local entities may also apply for design  Read the Rest…






Clean Marina Tours Offered September 14

Boatyard Operators Can See Successful Water Protection Program in Action The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a free tour of Annapolis-area marinas that participate in the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative, which recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices.


Department Awards $10.5 Million to Enhance Boating Access and Navigation

18 Maryland Counties Receive Waterway Improvement Fund Grants The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $10.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to improve public boating access and navigation throughout the state. Passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by Governor Larry Hogan, this critical funding will go toward 49 projects in 18 counties from Allegany  Read the Rest…



Funds Available to Preserve and Revitalize Working Waterfronts

Coastal Communities Can Apply for Grants by June 30 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now seeking proposals from local governments looking to invigorate their coastal communities and waterfront economies. Municipalities and counties in the coastal zone are eligible to apply for one-year grants of up to $60,000 through the department’s Working Waterfronts Program.


Inaugural Working Waterfront Enhancement Grant Recipients Selected

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces its recommendation of three communities for funding and technical assistance through the new Working Waterfronts Program. The enhancement grants will be used to support revitalization of existing and historical working waterfront communities and economies through planning or implementation. Pending approval from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Talbot County, the  Read the Rest…


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