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Maryland Park Service Celebrates National Public Lands Day Sept. 24
Saturday, Sept. 24, is National Public Lands Day, the nationís largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americanís enjoy. To help celebrate this special day, the Maryland Park Service is coordinating trail maintenance and clean-up efforts at Patapsco Valley State Park (Ellicott City) and Chapel Point State Park (Marbury). Volunteer opportunities are available across the state, to find the one nearest you, click here.
September 8, 2005
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 18,000 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