BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says the public can help the state prepare for future superstorms by taking photos of higher than normal King Tides expected next week.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters heading out on the water for the Labor Day weekend to be prepared for the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
DNR officials say boaters should be prepared for high tides, debris and missing or misplaced navigational aids.
And boaters should inspect their vessels for damage before leaving the dock. Natural Resources Police will also be out on state waters to make sure boaters aren't drinking or operating their vessels negligently.
SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says it has decided to open the 4,800-acre Foster tract in the Chesapeake Forest to public hunting.
The department also announced Thursday that it plans to move 15 other smaller tracts from public hunting to leased hunting. DNR has been gathering the public's input on proposed changes to hunting areas in the Chesapeake Forest, which cover nearly 67,000 acres in six lower Eastern Shore counties.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says it's scaling back proposed increases in boat registration fees.
Department officials say the changes were made after meeting with boaters and others who would be affected.
Boat registration currently costs $24 every two years. DNR says it will now propose fees ranging from $25 for boats under 16 feet up to $300 for boats more than 65 feet long. A bill before state lawmakers originally called for fees ranging from $50 to $700.