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Outdoors Maryland Wins Two National Capital Emmys
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, was honored on June 16 with two 2006 Emmy Awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Outdoors Maryland is the mid-Atlantic's video 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 19th 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 Emmy Awards and thank them for their work.”
“It’s an honor for Outdoors Maryland to be recognized with two Emmys,” said series producer Mike English. “We’re happy that the program continues to inspire our viewers to enjoy and protect Maryland’s great outdoors.”
The 2006 Outdoors Maryland Emmy-winning shows are:
- Blind Spots: Threats to the Chesapeake -- A 30-minute documentary that explores three pollution problems in the Bay.
- Island Crusader -- The story of Steven White, a retired Methodist minister who is dedicating his life to restoring a Chesapeake Bay island.
Outdoors Maryland has now earned a total of 29 Emmys in its 19 seasons.
June 27, 2007
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 12 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.