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Eastern Mountain Sports of Annapolis Donates Kayaks to Wye Island NRMA
QUEENSTOWN – The Maryland Park Service (MPS) is pleased announce that Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS), located in Annapolis Harbor Center, recently donated two kayaks, personal flotation devices (PFD) and paddles to Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA). The donated equipment will be used for environmental education programs; youth group programs, shoreline assessment and ongoing restoration projects on and around Wye Island NRMA.
“The best way for Maryland’s youth to fully appreciate our state’s natural resources is to experience them first hand. This donated equipment will ensure that students for years to come will know and enjoy the land, waterways and wildlife that comprise the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area,” said Ranger Dave Davis, Wye Island NRMA Manager.
Wye Island NRMA is located in the tidal recesses of the Chesapeake Bay between the Wye River and the Wye East River. Of Wye Island's 2,800 acres, 2,450 are managed by the MPS for agricultural and resource management.
The equipment was donated as part of EMS’s promotion of the outdoors through multiple initiatives throughout the country. They are committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of our natural resources and preservation of our natural environment.
EMS is one of the nation’s leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with two locations in Maryland. EMS designs and sells products for outdoor enthusiasts who participate in a variety of sports such as mountaineering, backpacking, camping, hiking, adventure racing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and snow sports.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov