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Media Advisory - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
to Launch the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative
WHAT: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA MD) and over 30 conservation groups, corporations, foundations and outdoor recreational groups will be launching the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) to raise funds to facilitate the development of marine habitat enhancement projects.
The catalyst for the program is the old Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which is available to be used for marine and fish habitat, but for which the cost of transportation and deployment is required. In conjunction with the launch of MARI, DNR will be releasing the first ever Maryland Artificial Reef Plan for public comment.
WHERE: Boat Yard Bar & Grill in Eastport/Annapolis WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 9:30 a.m. DIRECTIONS: From the City Dock, walk over Spa Creek Bridge, First Left on Severn Ave.
By Water Taxi, Annapolis City Marina Dock, 1/2 block up 4th Street.
January 5, 2007
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 449,000 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