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Board of Public Works Expands Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area

Charles County Acquisition Enhances Conservation and Recreation The Board of Public Works unanimously approved the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to acquire 182 acres in Charles County as an addition to Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area. The mostly forested property along a tributary of Mattawoman Creek seeks to expand public access and recreation opportunities for birding,  Read the Rest…


Accessible Fishing Pier Opens in Queen Anne’s County

Floating Pier at Unicorn Lake Meets Americans with Disabilities Act Standards The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has opened a new floating fishing pier and gangway at the Unicorn Lake Fisheries Management Area that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Design Standards of 2010. The department worked with the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the  Read the Rest…


Natural Resources Police Graduates New Officers

Force Welcomes Largest Staff Increase in 13 Years The ranks of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police grew by 44 officers—the largest increase in manpower in 13 years – in recent graduation ceremonies. The additions come as the state’s conservation law enforcement agency celebrates its 150th anniversary. Thirty-two recruits took the oath of office  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message: November 2018

New Conservation Officers Step Up to the Challenge It has been an exciting year for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, as it celebrates its 150th anniversary and looks to the future with enhanced equipment, manpower and technology. I’ve had the opportunity meet many brave, dedicated professionals through the years, but there is something  Read the Rest…



Board of Public Works Awards $3.8 Million for Baltimore City Parks

Five Projects to Improve Accessibility, Connectivity and Usability The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources item that allocates $3,875,000 to Baltimore City for the construction, development and enhancement of five recreation projects. Funding will be provided through Program Open Space Local as well as Baltimore City Direct grants  Read the Rest…


New Paddle-In Camping Opportunities on the Potomac River

Enhanced Access at Two Southern Maryland State Parks The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and National Park Service announced the completion of a project to expand and enhance paddle-in camping opportunities in Southern Maryland. The improved access allows longer overnight paddling excursions along the Potomac River with beautiful landing spots at Point Lookout State Park and  Read the Rest…


$1 Million Approved for Montgomery County Park

Funding for Development on Pinecrest Local Park The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources item that will commit $1 million for the development of Pinecrest Local Park in Montgomery County. The 5.6-acre park, managed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is adjacent to Pine Crest Elementary  Read the Rest…



Applications Open for Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

$200,000 Available for Community Beautification, Greening and Environmental Initiatives The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is now accepting applications for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. The five grants being offered help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR November 2018

The November 2018 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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