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Outdoors Maryland Receives Four Local Emmy Nominations
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce that Outdoors Maryland, produced by Maryland Public Television (MPT) in cooperation with DNR, has received four Emmy Award nominations for 2006 from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Outdoors Maryland is the mid-Atlantic's guide to the outdoors and one of MPT's most popular local programs. This award-winning series delights viewers each week with thought-provoking stories depicting the region's diverse collection of ecosystems, people and places.
Now in its 16th season, the show's beautiful photography and thoughtful scripting capture Maryland's vast diversity and stunning beauty.
"Outdoors Maryland is a vital partner in the Department’s efforts to communicate the breadth and beauty of our state’s natural resources,” said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin. “Every episode provides an exciting new opportunity for our citizens to learn about –- and become inspired to care for -- the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. We congratulate Maryland Public Television on their nominations and thank them for their partnership.”
The 2006 Outdoors Maryland shows nominated in the “Magazine Program” category are:
- Blind Spots: Threats to the Chesapeake is a 30-minute documentary that explored three pollution problems in the Bay.
- Island Crusader: A segment about Steven White, a retired Methodist minister who is dedicating his life to restoring a Chesapeake Bay island.
- Program 1807:
o Along the River: A look at the Bush River’s natural system, and practices and policies that resourceful public officials are implementing to protect it.
o The Road Show: A look the Maryland Park Service’s Scales ‘n Tales program, a unique, traveling zoo that helps to educate people about the state’s different species of birds.
o Spanning Time: A look at Maryland’s six surviving covered bridges.
- Program 1901:
o Rainbow Rare: A high school teacher and his students from the Anacostia section of Washington, D.C. make a rare discovery as they gather together in their after-school nature club.
o The Rockfish Question: Fishermen and scientists are finding rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay that have lesions on them, and researchers from DNR are searching for an explanation.
Also nominated in the “Editor: Program” category is the show The Best Days of Our Lives: The Centennial of Maryland’s State Parks & Forests.
The Capital Emmys will be awarded Saturday, June 16 at the Washington, D.C., Ritz-Carlton Hotel (1150 22nd Street, NW).
May 24, 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 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