Newsletter: October 2019

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October 2019

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Secretary's Message: October 2019
Taking The Lead on Protecting Our Natural Resources

I recently had the honor of swearing in Colonel G. Adrian Baker as the new Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Colonel Baker has an impressive track record and a wealth of relevant experience – both of which will serve the department and Maryland well. 

The Natural Resources Police unit has an important and unique mission. Read more.

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In this episode of AccessDNR, we get a bird's eye view of construction efforts at a new horse-racing facility, announce the winners of our annual photo contest, welcome the new superintendent of the Natural Resources Police and more!

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Celebrate fall with the Fall Foliage and Festival Report!

The season is finally setting in, with fall colors turning in in western Maryland. Leaves may still be mostly green, but autumn festivals and events are already in full swing. Subscribe to our foliage and festival report newsletter to receive a weekly overview of changing foliage and fall events across the state!

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Take a survey and you could win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Did you know that the Maryland Fishing Report is available by asking Alexa? Try it - just say "Alexa, open the Maryland Fishing Report."

We appreciate your feedback on how you use smart speakers. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and be entered in a drawing to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Close-up photo of eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

Congratulations to the winning photographers of the 2019 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest!

More than 500 photographers entered the contest this year, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. 

With the 2020 photo contest opening in just a few months, it's time to get outside and capture Maryland's stunning fall scenery!


Tree-Mendous Maryland Orders Being Accepted

Applications Open for 2020 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Input Sought for Second Year of State Lakes Fund

Drought Conditions Bring Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Urban Farm Property in Montgomery County Protected by Easement

Mentored Pheasant Hunts Offered in Garrett County

Stocked Pheasant Hunts Held in Six Counties

Maryland Oyster Season Dates, Limits Set

New Wildlife Management Areas Open for Hunting

Fall Trout Stocking Begins in October

Maryland Wildfire Crew Deployed to Northern California

Elk Neck State Forest Shooting Range Reopens


Oct. 3: Weekday Hike at Seneca Creek
Oct. 4: Spider Hike at Cunningham Falls
Oct. 5: Stargazing at Soldiers Delight
Oct. 6: Governor's Day to Serve at Cunningham Falls
Oct. 8: Morning Walk at Martinak
Oct. 9: Trash Talk at Tawes State Office Building
Oct. 12: Apple Butter Boil at Swallow Falls
Oct. 12: Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Hike at Fort Frederick
Oct. 13: Reptile Encounter at Seneca Creek
Oct. 18: Kayak Meet-up at Tuckahoe
Oct. 19: Painting Nature at Patapsco Valley, Avalon Area
Oct. 19: Spirits of the Furnace at Catoctin Furnace Village, Cunningham Falls
Oct. 25: Stargazing at Tuckahoe
Oct. 26: Blair Witch Heritage Hike at Seneca Creek
Oct. 27: Friends of Cunningham Falls 10K, 5K and Fun Run/Walk

Check out our online calendar for more events.

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