Jensen Appointed To New Position at DNR
New title, focus to reflect commitment to Bay restoration
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary C. Ronald Franks announced today that Deputy Secretary William P. “Pete” Jensen will remain at the agency as the Associate Deputy Secretary at DNR.
Jensen’s retirement was announced June 4, but due to Jensen’s pivotal role in restoring oysters and bay grasses, Governor Ehrlich asked him to accept a new position focused solely on Chesapeake Bay restoration, particularly on bay grasses and oysters.
“Our aggressive, steadfast progress in nonnative oyster research and bay grass restoration is integral to restoring the Chesapeake Bay,” Secretary Franks said. “Pete Jensen brings 50 years of experience to Bay restoration. I commend his influence, breadth of knowledge and commitment to these initiatives, and look forward to continue working with him.”
Jensen’s office will remain at the agency. Secretary Franks will continue to work with the Governor’s Appointment office in its search for a new Deputy Secretary.
Posted June 22, 2004