A total of five stations — aquatics, wildlife, forestry, soil and a current event — had to be completed by each of 25 teams representing 17 Baltimore County high schools at the April 20 competition at Oregon Ridge Park Lodge.
A total of five stations — aquatics, wildlife, forestry, soil and a current event — had to be completed by each of 25 teams representing 17 Baltimore County high schools at the Baltimore County Envirothon Competition, held April 20 at Oregon Ridge Park Lodge.
Janet S. McKegg, whose career with the Department of Natural Resources spanned nearly three decades, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Elternhaus, a Dayton assisted-living facility. She was 58.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
As the Anne Arundel County Council weighs an update the local building code, farmers are pressing officials to exempt them from compliance with the standards for commercial buildings. If the changes aren't made, farmers and agriculture advocates say, the county risks driving farmers out of business.
In addition to the well-publicized tax increases that Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing this year, his administration is also calling for a wide range of increases in the fees Marylanders pay for specific services — from recording an adoption to getting a copy of a death certificate.
Despite safety campaigns and stepped-up enforcement, Maryland will have its most deadly year on the water since 1992. Twenty-five people, ranging in age from 14 to 81, have been killed so far in boating accidents.
In a deal some say could be a model for land preservation in lean budget times, a wealthy businessman has agreed to give up development rights — and grant limited but free public access — to a 950-acre former wildlife sanctuary on the Eastern Shore that he bought 18 months ago.
Maryland Natural Resources Police said they will resume searching for a missing boater Monday morning, nearly two days after his sailboat capsized on the Chesapeake Bay, killing another man and sending a woman to the hospital.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police lost track of 761 state-owned firearms it issued to volunteer trainers in hunter education programs, creating a "public safety risk" and a potential misuse of federal money, according to a recent audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Catch restrictions loom on menhaden, a fish too unsavory to grace a dinner plate but much sought by fishermen, who sell them for animal feed, heart-healthy oils for humans and bait to catch other fish — including Maryland's iconic blue crabs.
Mary L. Lagerquist, 78, of Sequim, Wash., was a passenger Oct. 2 in a plane piloted by her son, Lanson C. Ross III, 48, of Fort Washington. Ross told investigators the two-seat, single-engine aircraft lost power and that he was trying to reach Smith Island. Lagerquist died while her son tried to lead her to shore.
All too often, environmental protection and conservation are erroneously seen as being at odds, just as it seems the owner of an excavation company wouldn't be a natural selection for soil conservationist of the year. Appearances, however, are often deceiving. As it turns out, it's generally good business to be a good environmental steward, and Mr. Davis is living proof.