Maryland’s striped bass emergency closure now in effect through mid-May

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the state’s striped bass emergency closure is now in effect and will remain in effect through May 15, 2024. This closure, which began on April 1, targets large migratory striped bass and is enacted to protect the species’ populations following several years of below average spawning success. The emergency […]

Maryland reminds recreational crabbers of conservation laws as blue crab season opens

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police are reminding recreational crabbers of the state’s conservation laws as the blue crab season opens on April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay. The DNR says that while many are looking forward to the opening of blue crab season, it’s important to remember that laws and regulations are still in effect. The DNR says that officers […]

Two bodies recovered following apparent drowning incident at Hammerman Beach

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Two people are dead following a Monday evening drowning and rescue attempt in Middle River. On Tuesday morning, the Baltimore County Fire Department reported that the bodies of two adult males had been recovered from the Gunpowder River, Hammerman Beach area, per the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. At around 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening, crews were attempting […]

Governor Moore announces $13.5 million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Funds

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Funds. Baltimore County will receive around $365,000. The funds will support new and improved public boating access facilities, dredging of navigable public waterways, emergency vessels and equipment for local first responders, and other important infrastructure and initiatives. “Investing in […]

Serious White Marsh crash leaves 3 injured

UPDATE: Police say a 49-year-old woman died in this crash. Original story below… ——— WHITE MARSH, MD—Crews responded to a serious crash in the White Marsh area on Thursday morning. At just before 9:15 a.m. on June 8, 2023, units responded to a motor vehicle accident at Pulaski Highway and Days Cove Road. Personnel from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, […]

Maryland Natural Resources Police seek to identify abandoned kayak found in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police are attempting to identify an abandoned kayak that was found in Middle River. At around 4 p.m. on March 12, officers located an 8-foot Tropic II Islander kayak near the Middle River Yacht club. Thus far, authorities have been unable to find any identifying information. Anyone who has any information on this kayak is […]

Maryland icebreaking fleet readies for winter

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources stands ready to clear paths on Maryland’s waterways this winter with icebreaking boats stationed around the Chesapeake Bay. DNR’s Hydrographic Operations team, based on the Eastern Shore, has four large boats that perform various duties throughout the Chesapeake Bay, including driving through ice sheets on the water’s surface to allow navigation. The department’s […]