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Portions Of Deal Wildlife Management Area Temporarily Closed
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Service (WHS) announced today the closure of portions of Deal Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to excessive littering. The closure includes the area known as the impoundment and all associated access roads, parking lots, and boat ramps accessible from Riley Roberts Road and Rt. 363.
The closure will remain in effect until July 25, 2007 at which time the affected areas will be re-opened for all permitted activities with the exception of crabbing, which will re-open on Sept 1, 2007. For additional information call Wellington Wildlife Management Area at 410-543-8223 or visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/dealisland.asp.
July 17, 2007
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