maryland department of natural resources

March 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Happy first day of Spring! Today is Wednesday, March 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Networking Event: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is hosting an “After Five Mixer” at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Gaithersburg from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by and network with other professionals while enjoying food […]

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March 14, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Bryan Gallion

Injured Bald Eagle To Be Euthanized

The bald eagle that was rescued from train tracks near the Morgan Blvd. Metro Station during Wednesday evening’s rush hour has sustained severe enough injuries that the bird will be euthanized, according to D.C. City Wildlife. After a thorough examination, review of the x–rays, and consultations with other wildlife veterinarians, the opinion of the experts […]

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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Copperhead Snake

Officials Urge Residents to Use Caution Following Venomous Snake Bite

Officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are urging residents to use caution near wet and wooded areas after a man was reportedly bitten by a copperhead snake at Lake Needwood. “I think humans come a lot closer to these snakes than we think,” said Jonathan McKnight, biologist with the DNR. “They are well […]

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February 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Friday, Feb. 2, in Montgomery County

Friday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Groundhog Day:  Will Punxsutawney Phil, the celebrity groundhog, see his shadow? According to legend, if it’s sunny and he sees his shadow that means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, then an early spring is on the way. Watch […]

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July 18, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

10 Photo Tips for Taking Sunflower Pics (PHOTOS)

Sunflowers. Everyone is going crazy about the sunflower bloom. In the next 14 days all focus (ahh!) will be on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (MBWMA) in Poolesville. I got out this weekend to take a sneak peak at the fields. Believe what the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is telling you. The bloom […]

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May 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Croydon Park in Rockville Awarded DNR Grant to Replace Playground

Rockville’s Croydon Park Playground received $131,500 from the Department of Natural Resources as one of 23 parks and playgrounds grants. The money will replace an existing 21-year-old playground, and install new picnic tables, benches, pads and trash cans, according to information from DNR. The agency distributed $2.5 million to municipalities across the state.

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July 13, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Sunflower Fields Draw Nature Lovers to Poolesville (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

When was the last time you walked through a field of sunflowers? Some photographers and other nature lovers are taking time to appreciate the sunflower fields planted every year by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on the fields in Poolesville. If you go to see the sunflowers you might want to […]

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March 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gambrill State Park Fire Contained by Frederick Firefighters; Officials Urge Caution (PHOTO)

Frederick County Fire and Rescue services responded to a mountain fire at the 8800 block of Gambrill Park Road Tuesday, March 8 after several emergency calls reported seeing a “large ring of fire on the mountain.” The fire was not visible from the road and Maryland State Police Aviation’s unit assisted in locating and directing […]

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March 7, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Trust the Eagle Recovering at Owl Moon Raptor Center (PHOTOS)

A bald eagle is recovering at the Owl Moon Raptor Center in Boyd after sustaining injuries from an impact. The eagle was discovered by a resident near River Road and Riverwood Drive on the morning of March 4 in Potomac. Officer Jennifer Gill responded to the call along with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Officer Danny Thomas. […]

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September 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Resident Wins DNR Photography Contest (PHOTO)

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the winners of its 12th annual photo contest, with Santosh Shanmuga of Gaithersburg claiming top honors for his Female Red-Winged Blackbird taken at Swan Harbor Farm in Harford County. The winning images will appear in the winter edition of the agency’s seasonal magazine as well as its […]

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