News from the DNR Office of Communications

DNR To Host Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday Program

Annapolis, Md. (January 6, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Fair Practices will hold a 2011 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. holiday program at 12 p.m. on January 12. in the Tawes Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Md. The public is invited to attend and the event is free of charge.

The keynote speaker will be Garland Nixon, a Natural Resources Police Major who retired after 27 years of service to DNR. He is now an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Anne Arundel Community College. He also hosts a radio talk-show on WPFW 89.3 FM called “The Raucous Caucus” and cable television show on Montgomery County Cable Channel 16 called “The Edge of Garland Nixon.” Nixon will deliver a message on the lifetime contributions and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Additionally, DNR will share a proclamation from Governor O’Malley, the DNR Office of Fair Practices will give the 2011 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Drum-Major for Justice award to DNR employee Vincent O. Leggett for outstanding contributions to Environmental Justice and Civil Rights, and DNR will present the Office of Fair Practices Outstanding Support awards to four DNR employees. For more information, contact Richard Allen at 410-260-8058.


   January 6, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million 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 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