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Arbor Day Foundation Vision Award, April 28th, 2012

Nebraska City, Nebraska As prepared for delivery Thank you all very much, not only for this very kind recognition of Maryland’s environmental leadership and positive choices, but thank you also for the great work of the Arbor Day Foundation. Your kind recognition reflects the hard work of thousands of people in Maryland including Steve Koehn,  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Chesapeake Bay Juvenile Blue Crab Population Highest on Record, April 19th, 2012

Overall Population Highest since 1993 According to Winter Dredge Survey RIVA, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the Chesapeake Bay’s juvenile blue crab population is at the highest level on record, and the overall blue crab population is at its highest level since 1993. Joined by stakeholders and elected officials, Governor O’Malley revealed the  Read the Rest…

Announcement of Investments in Improvements at State Parks, January 13th, 2012

Sandy Point State Park, Maryland Thanks very, very much. Thank you all for your muffled applause. However cold it is today, I can tell you that in two weeks, that we’ll be back here for the Polar Bear Plunge, and boy it will be cold then. If you’ve never done it, you should. Nothing makes  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Nearly $23 Million in Funding for State Park Improvements, January 13th, 2012

Sandy Point State ParkGreen projects, capital improvements will support nearly 300 jobs ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 13, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced nearly $23 million in the proposed FY2013 capital budget for State Park and other public land projects that will support nearly 300 jobs, help restore our   Read the Rest...

Measuring What Matters, September 21st, 2011

When it comes to measuring the economic progress we’re making as a State and as a nation, we usually rely on our nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or here in Maryland, our Gross State Product (GSP). But what if we want to measure a broader kind of progress? The progress that comes from breathing cleaner  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces 2011 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey Results, April 19th, 2011

Population at 2nd highest level since 1997; Management actions continue to benefit Maryland RIVA, MD (April 19, 2011)  –Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is at its second  highest level since 1997 and well above the target for the third year in a row, setting the stage for a Bay-wide  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Oyster Reproduction, Survival Rates at Highest Levels Since 1997, February 8th, 2011

Trends indicate population may be developing resistance to disease; More Marylanders looking to start up or expand aquaculture businesses ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 8, 2011)–Governor Martin O’Malley today announced a multitude of good news for the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s green economy and Crassostrea virginica, the Bay’s native oyster: According to the State’s recently completed fall oyster  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund and Nonpoint Source Fund (2008), March 1st, 2010

Modifies the purpose of the Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund by specifying that it be used for nonpoint source pollution control projects and by expanding it to apply to the Atlantic Coastal Bays. The fund is renamed as the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund. The bill generally codifies the BayStat Program and  Read the Rest…

Maryland Aquaculture Enterprise Zones (2009), March 1st, 2009

Creates the opportunity for prospective shellfish growers to establish their businesses in Maryland waters by giving the Department of Natural Resources regulatory authority to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones, opening areas to leasing in both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coastal Bays.  The Oyster Advisory Commission and the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council agree that privatization  Read the Rest…

Natural Resources – Chesapeake Bay – Oyster Restoration (2007), March 1st, 2007

Authorizes specified nonprofits to lease up to 30 acres of submerged land in Anne Arundel County for the purpose of oyster restoration and requires the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to annually publish maps and coordinates of areas closed to shellfish harvest. The legislation also modifies existing penalty provisions governing oyster poaching and establishes an Oyster Advisory  Read the Rest…