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Forestland Protected in Wicomico County

Maryland Environmental Trust Partners on Conservation Easement Near Quantico The Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, partnered with the Lower Shore Land Trust to permanently protect 154 acres in the Nanticoke River watershed.  Property owner Mike Phillips donated the conservation easement forever protecting this important forestland.   Located near  Read the Rest…


Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants Now Available

Department Seeks Local Proposals for Public Outdoor Recreation Projects The Maryland of Department Natural Resources announced that counties and municipalities can now apply for grant funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. Communities are encouraged to apply and submit preliminary application forms by Dec. 18, 2018. “I encourage communities across Maryland to take advantage of this  Read the Rest…


Oyster Season Opens Oct. 1

Minimum Size for Harvested Oysters is 3 Inches The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018-2019 public oyster harvest season will open Oct. 1 and run through March 31, 2019. Opening month is reserved for divers and watermen using patent and shaft tongs, as well as recreational oystering.  During the season, recreational oyster harvesting  Read the Rest…


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Announced

49 Fire Departments in 17 Counties Receive $104,099 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in  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…


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Lower Eastern Shore Landowners

Available to Riparian Homeowners in Dorchester and Wicomico The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free trees to help improve water quality in targeted Lower Eastern Shore communities. Dorchester and Wicomico County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free tree seedlings through the department’s Backyard  Read the Rest…





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