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DNR to Begin Stocking Trout in October for Maryland’s Fall Fishing Season

Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock approximately 19,000 trout into freshwaters across the state during October 2008. A small number of these will be brown trout averaging 3 to 5 pounds each. “Thanks to a good amount of rain that put some water back in…


Diamond Jim Valued At $15,000+ On The Loose In The Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge Offers Opportunity to Win Toyota Tundra, Bass Pro Shop Boat, Bill’s Outdoors Center Gear, Smyth Diamond and Thousands in Cash for Summer Catches ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources kicked off the Diamond Jim portion of the 2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge today aboard…


Southern Maryland Ranger Named Maryland Forester Of The Year

Forest Service Honors Four Who Make A Difference ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently honored four Maryland Forest Service employees for their leadership and outstanding contributions to protecting and enhancing Maryland’s forests and green-spaces. Forester Brian Stupak of Lusby, Md. was named Maryland Forester of the…


DNR Kicks Off 5th Annual Natural Resource Photo Contest

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting entries for the 5th Annual Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest. Sponsored by Ritz Camera Centers, Boater’s World Marine Centers, Maryland Public Television and DNR, the contest invites student, amateur and professional photographers to submit photos of Maryland’s…


Invasive Algae Found In Maryland – Potentially Destructive Didymo found in Gunpowder Falls

Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a new invasive, non-native algae has been found in Maryland for the first time. The algae, commonly known as Didymo, was found by anglers in Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County. Didymo mats, also called “rock snot,” look…


DNR Finalizes Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves Management Plan

5-Year Plan Calls for Boundary Expansion, New Environmental Education Facility, & Expanded Science and Outreach Annapolis, Md. — Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) recently completed a five-year management plan that sets goals to expand the boundaries of Maryland’s three reserves, develop an environmental education center, and increase…


DNR Extends Susquehanna Flats Striped Bass Catch & Release Season

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will extend the Susquehanna Flats catch and release fishery for striped bass by one week. The fishery, originally scheduled to close on May 3, will remain open until midnight on Friday, May 9. Cold water combined with the…


Governor O’Malley Announces BPW Approval of 12 Local Park Improvement Projects

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Martin O’Malley this week announced Board of Public Works (BPW) approval of $2,083,399 in local-side Program Open Space (POS) funds for improvements at 12 park and recreation facilities in five counties across Maryland.  Land for a new 66-acre community park in Harford County and expansion of…


Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Increase 10 Percent in 2007, But Remain Well Short of Restoration Goal

Largest gains seen in Susquehanna Flats, while grasses in lower Bay continue to recover from 2005 losses ANNAPOLIS, MD – Underwater bay grasses covered nearly 65,000 acres of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers in 2007, about 35 percent of the 185,000-acre baywide restoration goal, according to data from…


Upper Potomac River Advisory

ANNAPOLIS, MD– The Maryland Natural Resources Police has announced, based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams should be avoided at this time. The following is a…