Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Return is Sentinel of Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Recovery

ANNAPOLIS — A new research article published March 5 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes the positive impact of long-term nutrient reductions on an important and valuable ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay. The research indicates that a resurgence of underwater grasses is due to nutrient reductions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to […]

Striped bass season opens April 15 – Maryland anglers get ready to Rockfish

The 2017 spring season for the state fish, striped bass, kicks off April 15 in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Recreational fishing opportunities for rockfish – as striped bass is known locally – will run from 5 a.m. April 15 through midnight May 15, with a catch limit of one fish […]

Coastal resilience assessment completed

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy of Maryland/DC have announced the completion of a Coastal Resiliency Assessment on existing natural features that protect coastal residential communities in the state. The study identified areas that reduce the risk of coastal hazards, and determined priority areas for coastal conservation and restoration activities. “Our […]

Spring turkey season opens with youth hunt

Youth hunters will kick-off Maryland’s spring turkey season with a Junior Turkey Hunt Day on Saturday, April 16 statewide and on Sunday, April 17 in select Sunday hunting counties such as Dorchester. The regular spring turkey season will run from April 18 through May 23 statewide. “Wild turkey populations remain strong throughout most of Maryland, so […]