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Governor Ehrlich, NRP Celebrate Law Enforcement Consolidation
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. celebrated the consolidation of the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and the State Forest and Park Service (SFPS) Rangers in a ceremony held Oct. 4 at Chesapeake College. The consolidation, which took effect Jan. 1, called for the expansion of the NRP to include 91 law enforcement officers from the SFPS for a combined organization comprised of 245 active officers. To read more, click here.
October 6, 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