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Major Daryl Anthony Receives Edmund Prince Award

Annapolis, Md. (December 6, 2010) — The Maryland Park Service (MPS) recently awarded the Edmund Prince Award to Major Daryl Anthony, the regional manager for central Maryland. MPS Superintendent Nita Settina and Deputy Superintendent Chris Bushman presented Major Anthony with the award at the fall park managers’ meeting held at New Germany State Park on November 18. The award, named for Maryland’s first park ranger, is given to those who distinguish themselves in this role.

“I want to thank Major Daryl Anthony for his dedication to our State parks and congratulate him on this outstanding achievement,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “With 24 years of excellent service, Major Anthony represents the commitment of all of our Park Rangers to managing and protecting our natural resources for Maryland families.”

He received this prestigious award for his skills in leadership, customer service, teamwork, and his management and administration of State Parks. He has been a role model of living the “Ranger” life as well as an inspiration to countless park visitors.

Anthony began his career with MPS in 1987 as a ranger at Elk Neck State Park, He has also held positions of Regional Naturalist, Park Manager, Deputy Regional Manager, Southern Regional Manager and is currently the Central Region Manager. Anthony received a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Frostburg State University. He lives near Columbia, Md. Daryl is an avid outdoorsman and is well known for his mountain biking skills.

The Edmund Prince Award honors those who personify the culture, heritage and proud tradition of MPS, a division of the Department of Natural Resources.

   December 6, 2010

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