Maryland Department of Natural Resources

File photo of Rock Creek Park. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Crustacean Indigenous to Rock Creek Park Threatened By Purple Line?

It seems like the Purple Line meets a new obstacle every day, but the smallest may prove to be among the most challenging.


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Asian Ladybugs Becoming Peskier For Homeowners

Have you noticed an inordinate amount of ladybugs around lately?


Largemouth bass. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Teen Sets Md. Record with Largemouth Bass Catch

A 12-year-old Calvert County boy’s catch of an 11-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass in a farm pond has set a new Maryland record.


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MD Oyster Population, Reproduction Up for 2nd Year

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says the state’s oyster population and reproduction rates are up again.


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Maryland Offers Free North Face Camping Gear To Service Members

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with The North Face to offer military service members free camping gear at selected state parks.


Potomac River in Great Falls. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Maryland DNR Seeking Public Input On Future Of Bloede Dam

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is asking for the public’s input on the future of Bloede Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park.


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Area Managers Schedule Sustainable Fisheries Meeting In Annapolis

Oysters, crabs, striped bass and other seafood favorites are the topic of discussion for fisheries managers meeting in Annapolis.


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Maryland DNR Begins Annual Diamond Jim Fishing Challenge For $10,000 Prize

Maryland natural resources officials say Diamond Jim is on the loose, first specially tagged striped bass released Thursday into the Chesapeake Bay as part of an annual fishing challenge.


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Maryland DNR To Help Marinas Meet Boat Cleaning Regs

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says it is accepting applications from marinas seeking help in complying with new regulations for waste water from boat cleaning.


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Warm, Dry Winter Bringing Chesapeake To Life Early

Crabs are crawling early out of the mud in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, and that’s only the beginning of changes expected from the warm, dry winter in the nation’s largest estuary.