Newsletter: June 2018

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June 2018

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June Marks Beginning of Hurricane Season

Maryland is a state built around our waterways and we are uniquely susceptible to flooding and storm surge, especially in those communities at or near our 3,100 miles of coastline. For that reason, adaptation and resilience against climate-related weather threats is an ongoing priority for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and our many partners. Read more.

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In this month's episode of AccessDNR, we help beautify the Potomac River, create oyster habitat while improving navigation and take a detailed look at the state of the coasts.

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The Secretive Wild Feline: Among the many wild animals that roam our farms, fields and forests, there is one native midsize carnivore that goes largely unnoticed: the bobcat.

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State Fishing Record: On a memorable Memorial Day weekend, 41-year-old Andy Fox of Mechanicsville hauled in a monster 19.9-pound snakehead from Mattawoman Creek.

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Deterring Deer: High concentrations of deer have created a demand for “deer proof” plants. In reality there is no such thing. A better alternative is to look for native plants that are deer resistant.

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Attention shutterbugs: Our annual photo contest is heating up! Consider entering your best shots highlighting Maryland's natural beauty for a chance to win cash, park passes and more.


Community Parks and Playgrounds Receive $2.5 Million
Eyes on Deep Creek Lake
Fair Hill Design Project Approved
Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins
Job Skills and Training Program Graduates First Class
Maryland Climate Leadership Academy
New Striped Bass Regulations in Effect
Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 3,861 Gobblers
Survey Shows Healthy Chesapeake Bay Crab Population
Waterway Improvement Fund Awards $12.5 Million
Weekly Fishing Report Available on Amazon Alexa
Wild Turtles Should Never Be Taken as Pets


June 9: Free Fishing Day
June 9: Tuckahoe Triathlon at Tuckahoe
 June 9, 10: Blue and Gray Days at Point Lookout 
June 10: Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island
June 13: Tea Room Open House at Gambrill
June 14: Flag Day Arts and Crafts at Patuxent

June 16: Youth Fishing Derby at Assateague
June 19: Pedal Power at Martinak
June 20: Junior Rangers and Park Pals at Fort Frederick
June 24: Feathered Friends at Soldiers Delight
June 28: Strawberry Moon Hike at North Point
June 30: History Hike at Cunningham Falls

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