Newsletter: April 2019

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Webpage

Photo of dogwood blossoms

April 2019

Photo of secretary presenting award to man

Secretary's Message: April 2019
Honor the Past by Investing in the Future

This past month marked the passing of a friend and a mentor -- former Governor Harry Hughes.

I feel privileged to have known Governor Hughes, a fellow Eastern Shore resident, who was a man of integrity. He was also a leader who greatly influenced the mission of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, especially with regard to restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Read more.

Image of state tree nursery field with tractors

In this episode of AccessDNR, we welcome new leadership, celebrate the wonders of water and dig deep for a tree planting 101! 

Photo of Natural Resources Police staff


Want to be a Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer?
Applications are online now and will be accepted through April 15.

Image of Park Quest logo



Get Ready, Questers! The Maryland Department of Natural        Resources opens registration for Park Quest on April 3. This year's theme is "Off the Beaten Path: Arts, Activities and Adventures in Maryland State Parks." 

Image of Alexa smart speakers

Ask Alexa About Us!
 Access the popular Maryland Fishing Report on an Amazon device simply by saying “Alexa, open Maryland Fishing Report.” This innovation has been nominated for a prestigious national award - and your vote can help us bring it home to Maryland!

Photo of blue crab


Feeling crabby?
Maryland's 2019 recreational blue crab season is open in the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and other waters!


Black Bears Emerging from Winter Dens

Volunteer Angler Surveys Engage Citizen Scientists

2019-2020 Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Winners Named

Offshore Blind and Shoreline Licensing Opens

Project Open Space Funds New Gaithersburg Park

Maryland Environmental Trust Awards Over $215,000 in Grants

Hogan Issues Statement on Funding Cuts to Chesapeake Bay Program

Spring Trout Stocking Begins


April 3: Maryland Arbor Day at Belt Woods
April 6: Point Lookout State Park Cleanup Day
April 6: Fort Frederick Youth Fishing Rodeo
April 7: Yoga in the Park at Sandy Point
April 13: Potomac River Cleanups at Point Lookout and Newtowne Neck
April 22: Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup at Sandy Point
April 25-28: 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick
April 27: City Nature Bioblitz Challenge at Patapsco and North Point
April 28: Patapsco Valley Family Fun Day

Check out our online calendar for more events.

Home    News    Licenses    Magazine    Nursery    Park Reservations    Store