News from the DNR Office of Communications

Spring Issue Of The Maryland Natural Resource Magazine Now Available

Annapolis, MD (April 26, 2010) The spring issue of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) magazine, The Maryland Natural Resource, is now available. The agency’s quarterly publication is a guide to recreation and conservation in Maryland and encourages citizens to enjoy, protect and live in harmony with the state’s breathtaking landscapes, waterways and wildlife.

The Maryland Natural Resource has something to offer each and every Marylander,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “The magazine serves as a great source of information and entertainment for those who appreciate and enjoy our state’s exceptional natural resources.”

The spring issue includes articles about volunteering in state parks, recent improvements and additions to boating ramps and facilities, and the Maryland Civic Justice Corps. The feature article, “Our Native Oyster – 2010 and Beyond,” highlights the history of oysters through the years and how DNR is currently working to rebuild the population and encourage aquaculture development. Other articles feature the newest generation of local farmers, remarkable creatures in Maryland and awards given to citizens who demonstrate environmental stewardship.

Every issue of the Maryland Natural Resource also includes an update on Maryland’s efforts to be Smart, Green & Growing, a glimpse into recent DNR events, a list of upcoming features on Maryland Public Television’s Outdoors Maryland, and a spotlight on one of DNR’s hardworking employees.

To purchase a one-year subscription of four issues for $8 or a two-year subscription of eight issues for $15, please visit

   April 26, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 467,000 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