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Board of Public Works approves funding for Urban Trees Program and climate progress

Board of Public Works approves funding for Urban Trees Program and climate progress Grant to Chesapeake Bay Trust made under Tree Solutions Now Act of 2021; projects will benefit underserved communities BALTIMORE (June 22, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved a $10 million grant ...Read More

Portion of Dorchester Co. waterway reclassified as restricted from shellfish harvesting

PORTION OF DORCHESTER COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FROM SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Fishing Creek, Little Choptank River reclassified due to potential public health risk associated with failing wastewater system BALTIMORE (June 13, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has reclassified a portion of a waterway ...Read More

MDE, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Department of the Environment, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant MDE pursuing similar agreements with city on Patapsco facility  BALTIMORE (June 10, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Baltimore City leadership have reached an agreement that charts a ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to Baltimore City water system  

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to Baltimore City water system   BALTIMORE (June 8, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $20 million in grants and loans today for improvements to Baltimore City’s water distribution system. The board is composed ...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

Governor Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Hogan Announces Cabinet AppointmentAppoints Horacio Tablada as Secretary of Maryland Department of the Environment ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Horacio Tablada as secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Tablada currently serves as deputy secretary of the Department of the Environment. He ...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

New Air Quality Forecasting System Unveiled

New Air Quality Forecasting System Unveiled Forecast zones increase from four to 10, ensure more accuracy BALTIMORE (May 5, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has unveiled a new air quality forecasting system for the state that more than doubles the number of designated areas where ...Read More

MDE issues second report on sampling of Maryland public drinking water systems for PFAS

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES SECOND REPORT ON SAMPLING OF MARYLAND PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS FOR PFAS Phase 2 of sampling initiative finds no levels greater than EPA health advisory; MDE has reported results for sampling of systems serving about 70% of state’s population; third phase of sampling ongoing ...Read More
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