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Md. DNR Moving Offices To Rocky Gap State Park

Portions of the Maryland Department of National Resources are moving from downtown Cumberland to offices in Rocky Gap State Park in nearby Flintstone.

09/25/2013

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Md. Plan For New ATV Trails Hits Resistance

Some nearby landowners are opposing a state plan for two off-road vehicle trails on Sideling Hill in western Maryland.

09/25/2013

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Ask A Baltimore Guide: Tips For Your Next Campout

Read what Ranger Shea Niemann of Patapsco Valley State Park has to say about camping in Maryland.

04/27/2013

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Survey: Blue Crab Population In Chesapeake Has Dropped

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey just released. The winter dredge survey is an indication of the supply we expect this summer.

04/21/2013

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Md. Bans Ginseng Hunting On State Land

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is banning the harvesting of wild ginseng on state lands.

04/12/2013

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Md Group Behind ‘No Shell Left Behind’ Oyster Bill

A “No Shell Left Behind” bill before Maryland lawmakers would provide a dollar a bushel tax credit for recycled oyster shell, a move one conservation group hopes will increase supply of the empty bivalves needed by hatcheries.

02/19/2013

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Md. Panel Starts Work On Statewide Trails Plan

A volunteer committee is beginning a statewide assessment of Maryland’s public trails.

01/31/2013

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Sandy’s Arrival In Late October Minimized Its Adverse Affects On The Chesapeake Bay

While damage from Sandy hit fast and hard, the effects on the Chesapeake Bay have taken longer to gauge.

11/02/2012

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Md. Suspends Enforcement Of Blue Crab Harvest Time

The Department of Natural Resources says it will not enforce times for removing crabs from commercial pots so fishermen can prepare for Hurricane Sandy.

10/26/2012

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Boaters Warned Not To Ride Out Storm Onboard

Maryland state officials are warning boaters not to ride out Hurricane Sandy aboard their vessels.

10/26/2012

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Historic Maryland Farm Needs Life-Long Curator

Maryland state officials are offering a lifetime lease to the historic Grove Farm in Cecil County in exchange for restoring and maintaining it.

09/17/2012

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DNR To Open Foster Tract To Public Hunting

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says it has decided to open the 4,800-acre Foster tract in the Chesapeake Forest to public hunting.

08/30/2012

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