Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces $18.8 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources this week announced the award of $18.8 million to 22 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 77 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer …


Business, Politics

Governor Hogan to lead economic development mission to France, Ireland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan will lead an economic development mission to Western Europe from June 18-26 that will include diplomatic engagements and economic announcements in Paris, France and Dublin, Ireland. “Maryland is open for business, and our economic recovery continues to be one of the very best in America,” said Governor Hogan. “This mission will be focused on expanding partnerships …


Baltimore County to receive over $260,000 in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund grants

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. This funding is awarded to 45 applicants statewide, supporting efforts that include new public boating access, amenities, and facilities; dredging of navigable waterways; emergency vessels and equipment for local first responders; …

Maryland DNR dedicates Baltimore County trail area to local conservationist

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has dedicated a portion of the Gunpowder North Trail in memory of Jim Gracie, trout fisherman and stream restoration advocate who died in 2020. A ceremony at Gunpowder Falls State Park was attended by his wife, Jane Gracie, numerous current and former state officials, and others in the fishing and conservation communities. A …

Governor Hogan proclaims 2022 ‘Year of Harriet Tubman’ in Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has officially proclaimed 2022 as “The Year of Harriet Tubman” in Maryland as the state celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the nation’s most renowned freedom fighter. The governor announced the designation at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Church Creek as the kick-off to a full weekend of …

Intentional balloon releases banned in Maryland as of October 1

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Friday reminded Maryland residents that a new state law prohibiting intentional balloon releases goes into effect on October 1st. The new Maryland law bans the releasing of balloons that, upon landing, create litter and threaten the health and safety of animals on the land in the …

Governor Hogan announces $22 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the awarding of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 123 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer and reforestation plantings, stream restoration, stormwater management, …

Baltimore County to receive $265,000 in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. Baltimore County will receive a total of $265,000 with awards going to the Baltimore County Fire Department, the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, and Gunpowder Falls State Park. The …