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Maryland Natural Resources Police enforcing ‘Operation Dry Water’ to curb impaired boating

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Independence Day holiday weekend means more boaters on the water, which can also bring an increase in boating incidents and fatalities. From July 3-5, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will partner with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Operation Dry Water campaign of awareness and enforcement to reduce boating …


Harford County Executive Barry Glassman orders reopening of remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday ordered the reopening of all remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces. The order is consistent with Governor Larry Hogan’s amended executive order dated May 6, 2020. This includes county playgrounds, fishing areas, and boat launches. Story continues below “On this beautiful spring day we are reopening all county-owned outdoor recreation spaces permitted …

Governor Hogan: Low-risk outdoor activities to resume on Thursday, schools to remain closed

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the news conference, the governor announced that, as of 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, some low-risk outdoor activities may resume, including recreational boating, fishing, and horseback riding. Tennis courses, golf courses, state beaches, and state camping facilities will also …

Department of Natural Resources issues updated guidance on boating, hunting, and fishing based on Governor Hogan’s Stay-at-Home order

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an executive order instituting a Stay-at-Home directive. Officials say that no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes. While the order does allow for outdoor exercise recreation, the Maryland …

Boat fire reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Friday afternoon boat fire in Essex. The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. near Nanticoke Road (21221). Arriving units found smoke showing from a 40-foot boat in the water. All occupants are reportedly off of the boat at this time. There has been no word on any injuries.

Boat fire reported in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Saturday morning boat fire in Middle River. The fire was reported at just before 9 a.m. next door to the Long Beach Marina. One person sustained minor burns and has been taken to a local hospital. The Maryland Department of the Environment and fire investigators are still on the scene. The …

Boat fire reported in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Monday afternoon boat fire in Middle River. The fire was reported at around 3:45 p.m. in the 900-block of Seneca Park Road (21220). Upon arrival, units found a 45-foot boat on land that was engulfed in flames near a building. Two boats have sustained damage. No injuries have been reported at …