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USNA Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Tree Planting
Alex Beehler, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and Donald Schregardus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment, will join 250 volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 24, as they plant trees at the U.S. Naval Academy in observance of National Public Lands Day. The 150 native trees and shrubs being planted were donated by DNR.
Press contact: Jane Mallory, DoD, 703-604-1774, Jane.Mallory.firstname.lastname@example.org
September 22, 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