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**Media Advisory** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Secretary Summers to present “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest awards

**Media Advisory** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Secretary Summers to present“Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest awards Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art BALTIMORE, MD  (November 21, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will host the 12th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students this Friday in ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works BALTIMORE, MD (November 20, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers today kicked off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm in Baltimore City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tourat Real Food Farm of Civic Works in Baltimore City BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will kick off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm of Civic Works in ...Read More

Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater Management

Media contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govJay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov410-537-3003 Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater ManagementWinners to Be Announced at MDE’s 3rd annual Clean Water Innovations Trade Show  BALTIMORE, MD (November 13, 2013) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Award ...Read More

Herald Mail: Stream in Boonsboro park gets natural buffer to ensure a healthy waterway

BOONSBORO — About 35 people helped create a natural buffer Sunday along a stream in Shafer Park, a project that is aimed to keep the waterway healthy in future years and in turn help protect the Chesapeake Bay, town officials said. The stream that meanders through the park next ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

Study finds reduced power plant, vehicle emissions ease nitrogen pollution in streams   Tim Wheeler 8:00 p.m. EST, November 6, 2013   Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center ...Read More

Governor O’Malley highlights efforts to strength the middle class, protect public health and the environment

For Immediate Release Contact:  Governor’s Press Office – 410-974-2316 LAUREL, MD (October 31, 2013) — Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted Maryland’s Better Choices, Better Results Forum on Sustainability,  the third in a series of statewide sessions designed to foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on strengthening the middle class.  More than 300 stakeholders ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants

Tim Wheeler 11:44 a.m. EDT, October 30, 2013   Projects funded to deal with farm, urban runoff, restore streams, wetlands The Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort got a $9.2 million injection of funds Wednesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grants to 40 projects to reduce storm-water and farm ...Read More

Department of the Environment to hold additional public meeting on sewage sludge permit applications in Cecil County

For Immediate Release: BALTIMORE, MD (October 30, 2013) –  The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has scheduled an additional public meeting on sewage sludge utilization permit applications for four properties in Cecil County. MDE conducted a meeting on the applications as required under law in August and is ...Read More

Governor O’Malley to host better choices, better results forum highlighting sustainablity in Maryland

Media Contact: Governor’s Press Office – 410-974-2316 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAUREL (October 30, 2013) — Tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, Governor Martin O’Malley will host the “Better Choices, Better Results Forum – Sustainability” — the third in a series of statewide forums that will foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s strategic goals. ...Read More
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