Newsletter: January 2019

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Secretary's Message: January 2019
Cheers to a Half-Century of Conservation

Happy New Year!

We welcome 2019 as a milestone in our mission as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will celebrate its semicentennial anniversary July 1.

Of course, the work we do dates back farther than 1969. Read more.

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In this month's episode of AccessDNR, we take deep look into oyster biology, provide an uncommon hunting opportunity, spread holiday cheer and more!

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Go Out!

Start the New Year with a commitment to the great outdoors! We are offering exciting deals to help get you out there. If you got a head start with a First Day Hike, we'd love to see your photos.

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Go Native!

Research shows a clear relationship between native plants and birds, linking the importance of native plants for supporting insects. Consider the impact you can make as you plan your garden.

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Go Fish!

No need to wait for spring; preseason trout stocking as begun! Sign up for daily location updates, grab your rod and reel, and head out for some post-holiday rest and relaxation.


Brook Trout Restoration
Deer Survey
Fighting Seismic Testing
Oyster Recovery and Restoration
Rural Legacy Grants
Solid Deer Harvest
Stamp Design Contests
Trout Stocking


Jan. 4: Firearms Season Reopens
Jan. 12: Track Detectives
Jan. 18-20: Commercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Exposition
Jan. 19: Craft and Cocoa
Jan. 20: Junk in January
Jan. 23: Snowman Adventure
Jan. 25: TGIF Hike
Jan. 26: Polar Bear Plunge


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