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Jun 19, 2015

A new role for nonprofits saving the bay

While conservation groups typically stick to advocating for policy and regulatory changes, a few Maryland organizations recently found themselves playing an unusual role in helping investigators solve the biggest illegal poaching case on the Chesapeake Bay in 25 years. Earlier this month, the Chesapeake BaySavers Association donated its pledged $10,000 portion of the $20,000 reward […]

Jan 8, 2014

Md. DNR moving 20 jobs from Cumberland to park

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s moving 17 jobs from downtown Cumberland to nearby Rocky Gap State Park. The state Board of Public Works awarded a $726,000 contract Wednesday to Barton-based C&M Construction and Renovations to renovate a park building for new offices. The DNR says the move will involve workers […]

May 1, 2013

DNR: Permits required for large boat gatherings

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters that permits are now required for large gatherings on the water. DNR officials say permits are required for gatherings of 100 or more vessels that last longer than three hours. Officials say the new rules allow the department and other agencies to ensure the safety […]

Apr 16, 2013

Md. DNR awarded federal grant

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to assist the city of Annapolis with its planned renovation of City Dock.

Apr 8, 2013

Trying to gobble up turkey call market

Just in time for Maryland’s spring turkey hunting season, we have news from the world of turkey calls.

Nov 14, 2012

DNR giving update on Deep Creek Lake sedimentation

OAKLAND — Maryland Natural Resources Secretary John Griffin is traveling to far western Maryland to give residents an update on the health of Deep Creek Lake. The visit Wednesday afternoon comes one year after Griffin announced plans to study distribution of an invasive aquatic plant called Eurasian water milfoil. Some area residents say the long-stemmed […]

Aug 31, 2012

DNR warns Isaac could affect holiday boating

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters heading out on the water for the Labor Day weekend to be prepared for the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. DNR officials say boaters should be prepared for high tides, debris and missing or misplaced navigational aids. And boaters should inspect their vessels for damage before […]

Aug 6, 2012

Sellers say tax driving big boats out of Md.

ANNAPOLIS — Hamilton Chaney lost a customer last week. Dr. Richard Rende, a 60-year-old orthopedic surgeon from Steamboat Springs, Colo., told Chaney his 48-foot sailing catamaran would be departing early from Herrington Harbour North, a marina Chaney’s family owns in southern Anne Arundel County. On June 25, he arrived at the marina, where he pays […]

Jun 21, 2012

Md. DNR seeking input on future of Bloede Dam

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is asking for the public’s input on the future of Bloede Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park. DNR says it is evaluating the pros and cons of removing, improving or keeping the Baltimore County dam. DNR Secretary John Griffin says the department is […]

Jun 20, 2012

Board of Public Works OKs slots deal for Rocky Gap

ANNAPOLIS — After years of delay stemming from a lack of interested and quality bidders, a group that will build a slots parlor at the debt-ridden Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort was approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works. Evitts Resort LLC will build a 50,000-square-foot, 850-slot facility that could open by mid-2013 […]

Feb 13, 2012

Maryland oyster survival rate at highest since 1985

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says oysters are surviving at the highest rate since 1985. The department says results of its fall oyster survey show 92 percent of oysters were found alive in samples taken baywide. The two-month survey sampled 263 oyster bars throughout the bay. While heavy rains last year caused high […]

Jan 16, 2012

Rocky Gap debt by the numbers

Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort, the state-owned hotel, conference center and golf course property in Western Maryland, is $66 million in the hole and that debt has played a central role in efforts to find a casino developer to take over the complex. One of the reasons the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission tossed […]

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