Newsletter: September 2019

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September 2019

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Secretary's Message: September 2019
September is a Great Time to Enjoy Nature and to Give Back

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so while I am sad to see summer coming to an end, I am also looking forward to cooler weather and changing leaves.

Autumn is a great time of year to experience outdoor recreation in Maryland; and there are many great events planned for the month of September that are the perfect excuse to get outside and assist us with our mission, starting with Day to Serve. Read more.

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In this episode of AccessDNR, we highlight the renovation of a state forest shooting range, provide improved access for disabled patrons, open a new state park and more!

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Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford is taking on the Maryland state parks challenge!
Track his progress as he visits Maryland's public lands.

Check out the interactive map online to get a "Boyd's eye view" of state lands.

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Change of command:
 G. Adrian Baker will serve as Maryland's next Natural Resources Police Superintendent. 

Baker has nearly two decades of command experience, including the past seven as Chief of Police in Chestertown. Baker’s experience also includes six years serving as the commander of the Natural Resources Police central region. His tenure begins September 11. 

Welcome, Superintendent Baker!

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Happy 75th birthday, Smokey Bear!

The department honored the conservation icon August. For 75 years, Smokey Bear has served as a national symbol for wildfire prevention — the longest running and most recognizable public service advertising campaign in U.S. history.


Department Receives Federal Funding for Sturgeon Research

Deer Archery Season Opens Sept. 6

Free Trees at Corsica River in Queen Anne's County

Woodmont Lodge Hosts Open House Sept. 8

Film Debuts at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Wolf Den Run State Park Celebrates Grand Opening

Maryland Submits Chesapeake Bay Clean-up Plan

Trapper Education Class Offered

Migratory Game Bird Seasons Announced

Maryland Angler Tops Common Dolphinfish Record

Department Seeks Proposals for Public Outdoor Recreation Projects

Four Resiliency Projects Approved by Board of Public Works

Manokin River Chosen for Oyster Restoration


Sept. 6: Tree Walk at Seneca Creek
Sept. 7: Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island
Sept. 7-8: Battle of South Mountain 157th Anniversary at South Mountain Battlefield
Sept. 10: Pedal Power Bike Ride at Tuckahoe
Sept. 11: Evening Yoga at Martinak
Sept. 12: Harvest Moon Hike at Sandy Point
Sept. 14: Tuckahoe Trek Hike
Sept. 15: Crabbing 101 at Sandy Point
Sept. 18: Beginning Clog Dance at Martinak
Sept. 21: Union Dam History Hike at Patapsco Valley
Sept. 22: Storytime at Soldiers Delight
Sept. 27: CCC Campfire at Seneca Creek
Sept. 28: Archery Range at Cunningham Falls
Sept. 28-29: Militia Muster at Fort Frederick

Check out our online calendar for more events.

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