Tag: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Environmental summit scheduled for October 17th

Environmental summit scheduled for October 17th

| October 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman has announced the county’s Department of Public Works will host an Environmental Summit on Friday, October 17. Local community and environmental leaders are encouraged to attend to learn how to prioritize and implement watershed restoration projects. “I am pleased that we are hosting this summit to spotlight how local leaders can collaborate […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust doles out nearly $1M to help local communities

Chesapeake Bay Trust doles out nearly $1M to help local communities

| October 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last month the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced almost $1 million in grants to be awarded to more than 60 nonprofit organizations, municipalities and local schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  These awards, approved by the Trust’s board of trustees, will be made through the Trust’s competitive grant programs and range from smaller education and outreach grants […]

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Diamond Jim eludes anglers in this year’s DNR contest

Diamond Jim eludes anglers in this year’s DNR contest

| September 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise to lucky anglers this morning at the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Nearly 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, attended the celebration of fishing, held in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park in […]

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47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival

47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood on September 6 and 7th, along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities. “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the […]

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Katcef Brothers and Sea-Tow provide free life jackets to boaters in need

Katcef Brothers and Sea-Tow provide free life jackets to boaters in need

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katcef Brothers, Anheuser-Busch and the Sea Tow Foundation officially opened five new Annapolis-area Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stands at the Sandy Point State Park marina. The Life Jacket Loaner Stands, which offer free life jackets to boaters who need to borrow them for a day out on the water, are sponsored by leading on-water […]

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47th Maryland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

47th Maryland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood on September 6 and 7th,  along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities.  “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided  record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the […]

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Maryland, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Trust provide $3.7 million in grants

Maryland, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Trust provide $3.7 million in grants

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced more than $3.7 million in grants to be provided to 34 organizations through the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Initiative (G3). This program was created in 2011 to advance watershed protection and economic vitality […]

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Oyster Recovery Partnership plants 175 million oysters in May

Oyster Recovery Partnership plants 175 million oysters in May

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) planted 175 million oysters on 55 acres in the Chesapeake Bay during May 2014 as it prepared to celebrate its 20th anniversary of restoring this vital natural resource. The oyster boat Robert Lee transported the oysters from the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science […]

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South River Federation celebrates project completion

South River Federation celebrates project completion

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

On June 6, 2014, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Arundel on the Bay and the South River Federation, and partners, dedicated and celebrated the completion of new stormwater retrofits, a living shoreline, and a tidal wetland expansion with a ribbon cutting tribute, and guided site tour. Arundel on the Bay and the South River Federation, working […]

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Backyard Buffer Program

Backyard Buffer Program

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy,  located at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, MD,  is offering free trees and shrubs to Anne Arundel County residents as part of the DNR Backyard Buffers program. Backyard Buffers can be planted near any area where rain water flows: near roadside ditches, downhill from hard surfaces such […]

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George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

George F.  Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and former Anne Arundel County Sheriff, will file his candidacy for Anne Arundel County Executive on Friday, January 31 with the State Board of Elections.  George is running as a Democrat in the June 24th Primary. On Saturday, February 1, at 11:00AM, Johnson […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Awards $1MM In Grants

Chesapeake Bay Trust Awards $1MM In Grants

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced $1 million in grants to be awarded to 70 nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. These awards, approved by the Trust’s board of trustees, are supported through the Treasure the Chesapeake license plate program and through partnerships with the Maryland Department of Natural […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Provides $3.4 Million For Green Infrastructure Program

Chesapeake Bay Trust Provides $3.4 Million For Green Infrastructure Program

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley  announced an expansion of the Green Streets, Green Towns, Green Jobs Initiative (G3) thanks to a joint investment of $3.4 million by the State of Maryland, EPA, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The G3 grant program, which is administered by the Chesapeake Bay […]

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Blair Wheeler Of Virginia Catches Diamond Jim And $25,000

Blair Wheeler Of Virginia Catches Diamond Jim And $25,000

| September 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today marked an exciting day in the nine-year history of the Maryland Fishing Challenge as Blair Wheeler, 25 of Herndon, Va., became the first person to win a $25,000 cash prize. After confirming her August catch was the real deal –  tagged with the randomly selected winning number – Wheeler walked off stage with a […]

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Nature Play Space Installed At Jug Bay

Nature Play Space Installed At Jug Bay

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Young children have a new place to play, explore, and have fun at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Don’t look for a plastic jungle gym in bright primary colors, though! A Nature Play Space is designed to integrate natural components into a place for structured and unstructured play and learning. In Jug Bay’s Nature Place Space, […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Announced $1.8 Million In Grants

Chesapeake Bay Trust Announced $1.8 Million In Grants

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Trust announced today $1.8 million in grants awarded to more than 100 nonprofit organizations, municipalities and local schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  These awards, approved by the Trust’s board of trustees, will be made through the Trust’s Mini Grants; Living Shorelines; Watershed Assistance; Capacity Building; and Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green […]

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A Healthy Chesapeake Bay? Check!

A Healthy Chesapeake Bay? Check!

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is often said that there are two things certain in life; death and taxes. If I were to add any other certainty to life, I would want it to be a healthy Chesapeake Bay. Although you may not know it, every year taxes and the Chesapeake actually have something in common (other than the […]

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CBT’s Jana Davis named Most Influential

CBT’s Jana Davis named Most Influential

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Jana Davis of the Chesapeake Bay Trust has been named to The Daily Record’s 2013 list of Influential Marylanders. Dr. Davis is the executive director of the Trust where she oversees its work on watershed restoration, education, outreach, and innovation. Prior to assuming the role of executive director, Davis served at the Trust as […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust: $50M In Grants Awarded

Chesapeake Bay Trust: $50M In Grants Awarded

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced a milestone: that a total of $50 million in grants has been awarded since its inception to improve local communities, local rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.  Since 1985, the Trust has worked with hundreds of nonprofit groups, watershed organizations, schools, civic organizations, and city and county governments throughout […]

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Funding Available To Advance Green Infrastructure Projects

Funding Available To Advance Green Infrastructure Projects

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late last month, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, announced the 2013 Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant Program, an initiative designed to support urban green infrastructure projects that lead to improved water quality within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Created in 2011 as part […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces 2013 Awards Winners

Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces 2013 Awards Winners

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late last month, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced the recipients of its 2013 Annual Awards Program at a ceremony held in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. During the event, more than 150 Chesapeake Bay supporters joined members of the Maryland General Assembly to honor six exceptional teachers, students and individuals for their exceptional […]

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Oyster Shell Drop Off Points

Oyster Shell Drop Off Points

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and the Anne Arundel County Recycling Division have announced a partnership to provide three new public collection sites for the recycling of used oyster shells, making Anne Arundel County the newest member of ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance — the region’s largest group of restaurants, caterers, whole sellers, citizens and other entities, recycling […]

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