Public Health Archive

MDE issues immediate closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of St. Mary’s River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES IMMEDIATE CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF ST. MARY’S RIVER BALTIMORE (Nov. 2, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an order immediately closing a portion of the St. Mary’s River to shellfish harvesting following a report of damage ...Read More

5 Million Maryland Trees for Climate Progress

5 MILLION MARYLAND TREES FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS New plan provides roadmap for achieving ambitious tree-planting goal to reduce carbon in the atmosphere and combat climate change while providing additional benefits; effort supports equity, targets tree planting in underserved urban communities BALTIMORE (Nov. 2, 2022) – A commission chaired by ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution and flooding risks, protect public health BALTIMORE (Sept. 14, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $10 million in grants and loans today to ...Read More

Bay Journal: New ‘forever chemical’ guidelines challenge Chesapeake Bay states

States across the nation will need to do more to protect the public from toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water. How much and how soon remain up in the air. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new lifetime health advisories for four per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, indicating ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City BALTIMORE (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) continues to work closely with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works to ensure all appropriate public health protections are in ...Read More

eMDE: Secretary’s Blog, new air quality forecasting system, and more

New Tools for Environmental Justice, MDE Documents One thing that really caught my eye after being appointed MDE Secretary in June by Governor Hogan was all the recent progress we have made in serving overburdened communities throughout the state thanks to our Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable ...Read More

Anne Arundel County No Discharge Zone Takes Effect July 1

Anne Arundel County No Discharge Zone Takes Effect July 1 June 30, 2022 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), along with the Severn River Association, Anne Arundel County, and the City of Annapolis, announce that a federally approved No Discharge Zone ...Read More

Portions of St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified as restricted from shellfish harvesting

PORTIONS OF ST. MARY’S COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FROM SHELLFISH HARVESTING Reclassifications affect portions of St. Mary’s River; portions of waterways in Dorchester, Somerset counties also reclassified; actions are necessary to protect public health and ensure Maryland remains in compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program BALTIMORE (May ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and  the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and  the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (May 11, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $7 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution ...Read More

Portions of Maryland waterways reclassified for shellfish harvesting

PORTIONS OF MARYLAND WATERWAYS RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Talbot County waterway to open for shellfish harvesting; other reclassifications affect waterways in St. Mary’s, Somerset, Wicomico counties BALTIMORE (May 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has approved a portion of an Eastern Shore waterway for ...Read More
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