Newsletter: May 2019

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MAY 2019

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Secretary's Message: May 2019

Boating Safety is a Way of Life in Maryland

As an avid boater, I am very appreciative that Maryland’s boating season is (finally) underway. And as the daughter of a boat builder and the wife of a former merchant marine, the importance of boater safety has been instilled in me throughout my life.  I want to encourage others to make it a way of life too – not just during the month of May, which is Boating Safety Month, but every day. Read more.

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In this episode of AccessDNR, we celebrate a return to the wild, look for signs of life in our waters, restore native trees to our land and more!

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Dredge Survey: The Results are In!

The results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the bay-wide blue crab population increased 60 percent from last year, to an estimated total population of 594 million crabs. Read more.


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100,000 Acres Conserved!

Maryland's Rural Legacy Program has reached an
exciting milestone in its 20th year of preserving and protecting Maryland's rural heritage. 

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Wear It! National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24. 

Boat responsibly.

Always remember to wear a life jacket while enjoying Maryland's waters.


Marylanders Reminded to Keep Fawns Wild

Forest Action Plan Public Listening Sessions Scheduled in May

Battling Snakeheads with Information

State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund Projects Identified

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons Proposed

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Opens

Draft Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan Released

Maryland Arbor Day Celebrated

Spring Turkey Season Underway


May 8: Tawes Trash Talk
May 11: St. Mary's River Youth Fishing Rodeo
May 12: Grusendorf Open House
May 18-19: Maryland Iron Festival
May 16-17: 2019 Maryland Land Conservation Conference
May 18: Kent Island Day with Fishing and Boating Services
May 22: Invasive ID Walk at Seneca Creek State Park
May 25: Watts Creek Paddle at Martinak State Park
May 25-27: Fort Frederick Discovery Weekend
June 1: National Trails Day

Spring is beckoning - get outdoors! Check out our online calendar for more events.

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