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NRP, Other Agencies Prepare for Bumper Bash this Weekend

Annapolis, Md. (July 22, 2011) — The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Coast Guard, Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Department are preparing for the 5th Annual Bumper Bash on July 23. This maritime event will be taking place near Dobbins Island on the Magothy River with hundreds of boaters expected to attend.


Law enforcement agencies will patrol the waters by vessel and on land at Dobbins Island and in the surrounding communities before, during, and after the day-long event, focusing on boating safety and criminal activity.


The Anne Arundel County Fire Department will provide two paramedics aboard an emergency response boat. Boaters can contact law enforcement and emergency personnel by calling VHF channel 16 or dialing 911.


Due to forecasted temperatures near 100 degrees, NRP encourages attendees to prepare for extreme heat condition. For information on heat-related illnesses and prevention tips, visit http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/diseases/heatrelated.html and http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/extremeheat/.


   July 22, 2011

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8003 office | 410-713-8449 cell
awindemuth@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.

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 a 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