Newsletter: July 2018

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July 2018

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Chesapeake Bay Health Earning High Marks

The change is real.

The health of Chesapeake Bay is improving, according to the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Report Card issued by our partners at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, which used data from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and our counterparts in Virginia.

The report card is just one of many indicators of bay progress as we continue marching toward 2025. While the overall grade of “C” has remained steady since 2012, this marks the first year that experts have seen what they call a “statistically significant” positive trend for the entire bay. Read more.

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In this month’s episode of AccessDNR, we celebrate environmental education, strengthen connections with park patrons, continue recovering from recent storms and more!

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The administration awarded $22 million in grant funding through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund to improve water quality and the health of Chesapeake Bay. 

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Building upon a successful launch, the department has partnered with libraries in four counties to enable patrons to borrow fishing gear and tackle, free of charge.

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Young adults with an interest in "green" jobs are invited to apply for the Maryland Conservation Corps. A class of 35 participants, ages 17-25, will spend 11 months working throughout the state.

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Anglers had an exciting June, breaking a pair of Maryland state fishing records: a 10.72 ounce warmouth in Charles County, and a 9.61-pound white catfish in Cecil County. 


Assateague Aims to Reduce Shoreline Erosion
Baltimore City Awarded $380,000 for Stormwater Projects
Calvert County Water Trail Guide
Clean Marina Certified in Glen Burnie
Climate Resilience Grants Awarded
Hunting and Trapping Seasons Proposed
Report Stranded Marine Life
Seismometer Installed in Garrett County
Smith Island Jetty Project

Volunteer Fire Department Grants

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Have you taken the winning shot? Enter our photo contest today! Deadline: Aug. 31.


July 4: Independence Day
July 4: Free Fishing Day
July 8Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island
July 9: Go the Extra Mile at Martinak
July 13: Pressed Plants at Susquehanna
July 15: Es Mi Parque at Point Lookout
July 18: Tawes Crab & Clam Bake at Somers Cove Marina
July 21: Es Mi Parque at Greenbrier
July 22: Twilight's Last Gleaming at Gathland
July 28: Youth Fishing Clinic in Aberdeen

Click here for full calendar.

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