Tag: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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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Annapolis To Provide Trees To Residents At Reduced Cost

Annapolis To Provide Trees To Residents At Reduced Cost

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

As part of his Clean & Green initiative, Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is urging residents to plant a tree and help meet the City’s future urban tree canopy goals. In 2006 the City of Annapolis entered into an agreement with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to increase the City’s urban tree canopy from […]

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DNR Launches Interactive Newsroom

DNR Launches Interactive Newsroom

| September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Communications today unveiled the brand new AccessDNR Newsroom ─ a more interactive, user-friendly way for DNR to share its latest news and happenings with the public and members of the media. “The internet and social media have opened the stream of information directly to our customers and stakeholders,” […]

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O’Malley Declares Day Of Service For September 29th

O’Malley Declares Day Of Service For September 29th

| August 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Governor Martin O’Malley has officially declared September 29, 2012 an interfaith Day of Service, calling on all Marylanders to engage in community service projects focused on ending hunger and protecting the environment.  Building on Governor O’Malley’s strategic goals of eradicating childhood hunger by 2015, and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, the […]

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Buy Local, Eat Local, Dine Local, Sail Local

Buy Local, Eat Local, Dine Local, Sail Local

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

We all love to support local businesses and eat locally. But, have you ever done them both while sailing the Chesapeake Bay on the beautiful Schooner Woodwind? While sailing around the Chesapeake Bay, Chef Amy Daniels from Palate Pleasers will lead you through an amazing dinner featuring everything local. She will lead discussions about what […]

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O’Malley: Juvenile Blue Crab Population Highest On Record

O’Malley: Juvenile Blue Crab Population Highest On Record

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the Chesapeake Bay’s juvenile blue crab population is at the highest level on record, and the overall blue crab population is at its highest level since 1993. Joined by stakeholders and elected officials, Governor O’Malley revealed the results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual winter dredge survey […]

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West & Rhode Rivers In Poor Shape

West & Rhode Rivers In Poor Shape

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 7that 10:00am, The West/Rhode Riverkeeper released their West and Rhode Rivers Report Card at Discovery Village in Shady Side.  Once again, poor grades dominated the Report Card, resulting in an average “D” grade. Following the release, Riverkeeper staff conducted a rain barrel workshop, and distributed free rain barrels to the two dozen […]

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It’s Tax Time, Help The Bay

It’s Tax Time, Help The Bay

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, Marylanders are encouraged to “Check Line 35” on their Maryland state income tax form and contribute to the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund, a donation program created to support Bay restoration and to protect Maryland’s endangered species. This fund, which is split evenly between the Chesapeake […]

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Help The Bay At Tax Time

Help The Bay At Tax Time

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Trust relies on the generosity of citizens all across Maryland to ensure we can continue our efforts to keep the Bay clean. Therefore, financial contributions of any amount are always welcomed and encouraged. Marylanders have an opportunity to support the Chesapeake Bay Trust through their Maryland state income tax return by making […]

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County Executive Leopold Announces Aid To Coastal Communities To Remove Debris From Storms

County Executive Leopold Announces Aid To Coastal Communities To Remove Debris From Storms

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold today announced that coastal communities are eligible to receive dumpsters needed for the cleanup of debris thanks to a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are continuing to provide assistance to our citizens who are still cleaning up from recent storms and have significant amounts of debris […]

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