Newsletter: November 2018

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November 2018

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Secretary’s Message: November 2018
New Conservation Officers Step Up to the Challenge

It has been an exciting year for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, as it celebrates its 150th anniversary and looks to the future with enhanced equipment, manpower and technology.

I’ve had the opportunity meet many brave, dedicated professionals through the years, but there is something special to me about a Natural Resources Police officer. Read more.

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In this month's episode, we provide some hands-on educational opportunities, welcome new officers to the force, talk about hunter safety and more!

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Results of the annual young-of-year striped bass survey documented healthy reproduction of the state fish. The 2018 index is 14.8, higher than the 65-year average of 11.8.

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Approved by the Board of Public Works, the 5.6-acre Pinecrest Local Park in Montgomery County will receive $1 million from Program Open Space Local for a multipurpose field.

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The state forest tree nursery is now accepting large-scale planting orders for the spring 2019 season. More than 50 species are available, including 20 "pollinator friendly" options.

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Communities may apply for grant funding through Dec. 18. Projects must include the acquisition, development and maintenance of outdoor recreational areas.


Aquaculture Application Tools
Baltimore City Parks Receive Millions
Black Bear Activity Increases
Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia Report
Forestland Protected in Wicomico
Heightened Wildfire Risk
Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants
Maryland Conservation Corps
Paddle-In Camping on the Potomac
Partnership to Track Migratory Species


Nov. 2: Explore the Night Sky
Nov 3: First Saturday Hike
Nov. 8, 17: Volunteer Training
Nov. 10: Greeting of the Geese
Nov. 11
: Bohemia River Open House
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Remembrance
Nov. 17: Observation Hike
Nov. 18: Hug a Tree
Nov. 29: Mind Over Miles
Nov. 30: Tuckahoe Treks

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