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Pumpout Grants Available for Maryland Marinas for 2020 Boating Season

Applications Due April 15 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the availability of Pumpout Operations and Maintenance grants for the 2020 boating season. This program assists marinas in offering reliable pumpout service to Maryland boaters. Applications are due April 15.  State and federal laws prohibit the discharge of raw sewage from boats. Maryland law  Read the Rest…


Department Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Facilities in Calvert and Queen Anne’s Counties Meet Standards Two facilities recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ voluntary Clean Marina program, earning the Maryland Clean Marina Award. Solomons Landing Marina and Kent Narrows Boatel met the award criteria, bringing the total number of Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners to 147.  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message: October 2019

Taking The Lead on Protecting Our Natural Resources I recently had the honor of swearing in Colonel G. Adrian Baker as the new Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Colonel Baker has an impressive track record and a wealth of relevant experience – both of which will serve the department and Maryland well. The  Read the Rest…



Operation DryWater Underway to Keep Boaters Sober

Aiming to keep our waterways safe this holiday weekend, Maryland Natural Resources Police will again join the nationwide effort by local, state, and federal agencies in the tenth annual Operation DryWater. Officers will be on the water providing heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating. Boating under the influence continues to  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message: May 2019

Boating Safety is a Way of Life in Maryland As an avid boater, I am very appreciative that Maryland’s boating season is (finally) underway. And as the daughter of a boat builder and the wife of a former merchant marine, the importance of boater safety has been instilled in me throughout my life.  I want  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…


Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Partnership with Chesapeake Bay Trust Establishes Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have a new way to give back to natural resources they enjoy and love. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the department announced today a new voluntary  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR March 2020

The March 2020 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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