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Governor Moore Visits Maryland Department of Natural Resources In Support of Administration’s Efforts to Build Maryland’s Environmental Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Governor Wes Moore today visited the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis. The governor met with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Josh Kurtz, department leadership, and employees to hear first hand about the agency’s leadership in building Maryland’s environmental resilience in the face of climate change. “Maryland’s culture is  Read the Rest…


Maryland Pursuing Actions to Control Invasive Catfish after Federal Fisheries Disaster Declined

Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce notified Maryland Gov. Wes Moore that it has declined Maryland’s request for a federal commercial fisheries disaster declaration that was sought to help address the economic and ecological damage caused by the spread of invasive catfish and snakeheads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Maryland made the unique request  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – December 2023

Building a team for Maryland’s future As I conclude my first year at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I am grateful for the opportunities that lie ahead for developing a sustainable future. I appreciate Governor Wes Moore, Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller and the entire administration for their support of our mission: To follow the  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – November 2023

Maryland takes the lead on Chesapeake Bay restoration It’s time for Maryland to re-assert itself as an innovator and leader on strategies to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. In October, Governor Wes Moore was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the bipartisan, multi-state Chesapeake Executive Council, the primary policy and leadership body  Read the Rest…




Secretary’s Message: September 2023

Providing education resources for the emerging green workforce is a natural fit The beginning of the school year always brims with promise and excitement. For many who are close to graduating, it’s time to explore their options in the workforce. I hope they’ll consider a career in natural resources and conservation.  Right now, there is  Read the Rest…


Maryland Awards $34.6 Million in Rural Legacy Program Grants

Funding will protect 7,400 acres statewide with largest appropriation in program’s history Maryland will provide more than than $34.6 million in Rural Legacy Program grants to county governments and land trusts to purchase conservation easements in designated Rural Legacy Areas throughout the state. The Board of Public Works unanimously approved the funding on August 23.  “From Mountain  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – August 2023

It’s a new day for Maryland’s Bays Governor Wes Moore recently announced a new strategy for how Maryland will deploy state resources to improve water quality in our waterways by better aligning our ongoing Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bays cleanup efforts with the latest science.  A major study released in May by leading Chesapeake  Read the Rest…


Maryland Creates New Black Bass Conservation Fund

Outdoor enthusiasts can donate when buying their licenses The Maryland Department of Natural Resources now has a dedicated source of funding for conservation of Maryland’s largemouth bass and smallmouth bass—collectively called black bass—to which the state’s anglers, boaters, hunters, and others can contribute when purchasing their licenses. Governor Wes Moore signed legislation on May 8  Read the Rest…


Governor Moore Tours Mountain Maryland with Cabinet Officials to Mark the Moore-Miller Administration’s First Six Months in Office

Governor Wes Moore this past weekend embarked upon a two-day tour of Mountain Maryland to mark the Moore-Miller administration’s first six months in office. Governor Moore was joined by Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller for a convening of the administration’s cabinet at Rocky Gap Casino Resort and community engagement events in Allegany and Garrett Counties.


Governor Moore Announces More Than $100 Million in Local Grants to Expand Public Access to Outdoor Recreation and Open Space

Department of Natural Resources now accepting grant proposals for the FY25 Community Parks & Playgrounds Program Governor Wes Moore today announced the availability of more than $100 million in local grants from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to expand and enhance public access to outdoor recreation and open space throughout Maryland. Through Program Open  Read the Rest…



Secretary’s Message – July 2023

Maryland is making more outdoor space accessible to more people Governor Wes Moore recently unveiled a new summer tourism campaign for Maryland – “You’re Welcome” – to welcome visitors to experience our great state’s spectacular natural beauty.  Most people are familiar with our vast Maryland state park system, but did you know that great hiking,  Read the Rest…


Governor Moore Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Funds

Projects Funded Statewide for New and Improved Public Boating Access, Waterway Dredging, and Safety Equipment Governor Wes Moore today announced that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Funds. The funds will support new and improved public boating access facilities, dredging of navigable public waterways, emergency vessels and equipment  Read the Rest…


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Honors First Responders with Discounted Access to State Parks

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that beginning today, state resident first responders and law enforcement officers will receive a $40 discount for an Annual State Park and Trail Passport. The passport, which allows unlimited day-use entry for all of Maryland’s state parks and park facilities for one year, is otherwise available for  $75  Read the Rest…


Governor Moore Requests Federal Fishery Disaster Declaration for Invasive Blue Catfish

Maryland Seeking Federal Assistance for Invasive Species that Threaten Chesapeake Bay’s Commercial Fishing Industry ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore is today calling on the federal government to declare the expanding population of invasive fish species— including blue catfish, flathead catfish, and snakehead—to be an ongoing commercial fishery disaster in the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – March 2023

Renewing Our Commitment to our State Parks Although our state parks welcome visitors all year, the arrival of spring means that visitation of Maryland’s vast public lands is about to increase. As I have made my way to Maryland Department of Natural Resources facilities across the state, I have seen the exemplary preparedness and dedication  Read the Rest…


Secretary’s Message – February 2023

Join Maryland’s Mission for a Sustainable Future I am honored to serve as Acting Secretary of Natural Resources for the Moore-Miller administration. This is an exciting time for Maryland, and it is a privilege to be a part of a passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable team that is working to provide a healthier, sustainable environment.  Born  Read the Rest…


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