Oyster Restoration Project

Fossilized Oyster Shells From Florida to Become Home to Maryland Oysters

From Maryland Department of the Natural Resources: Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by more than 100 partners and stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore on Friday morning for a first-hand look at approximately 2,750 tons of fossilized oyster shell en route to Harris Creek in the Chesapeake Bay. The barge load was the first shipment…

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Masonville Cove Designated as Nation’s First Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated Masonville Cove in Baltimore as the nation’s first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. With 80 percent of Americans living in cities, the Service’s new Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative will forge connections between the National Wildlife Refuge System, natural resource conservation, and people living in metropolitan areas. “National wildlife…

Midshore Bird Watching Platform

Boy Scout Mike Segar Dedicates New Bird Watching Platform at Midshore Landfill for Eagle Scout Project

When Mike Segar, 18, joined the Boy Scouts of America seven years ago, working to attain the rank of Eagle Scout one day was something he knew he would do. “Everyone in our troop is encouraged to go all the way,” said Mike. “Even though the majority of scouts in scouting don’t go Eagle, the…

Brazilian Delegation Visit

Brazilian Environmental Officials Visit MES to Learn About Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals in Advance of World Cup and Olympics

Brazilian environmental officials from the State of Rio de Janeiro spent this past Tuesday morning at Maryland Environmental Service headquarters as part of a three-day study tour of the State of Maryland. The visit, organized by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department…

Aerial photograph of the excavations in Chsrles County

Maryland Environmental Service Cultural Resources Staff Protect and Study Archaeological Sites for State Highway Administration

Did you know that Maryland Environmental Service has a Cultural Resources Staff (archaeologists and architectural historians) who work for the Maryland State Highway Administration? We do and we work with SHA to protect and study historic properties and archaeological sites all over Maryland, as well as participating in outreach efforts to share our findings with…

International Visitor Leadership Program Poplar Island Visit

United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program Visits Poplar Island As Part of Multi-Regional Environmental Protection and Biodiveristy Conservation Project

On Monday, July 15, participants of the United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program took a tour of Poplar Island. The tour included information on why Poplar Island is being rebuilt, how it is being constructed and the benefits of it versus the overall cost of the project. Members of the program came…