News from the DNR Office of Communications

Atlantic Waters Closed during Ocean City Air Show

Ocean City, Md. (June 1, 2010) – The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) announce closed public access to portions of the Atlantic Ocean between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from June 4 to 6 due to the Ocean City Air Show.

The closed area extends from Talbot Street north through 33rd Street and east from the beach approximately 3,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. This closure prohibits all vessels from entering the area or anchoring within 1800 feet of the beach on the north and south borders of the closed area during the specified times.

This area will be clearly marked by brightly colored buoys and monitored by NRP and USCG patrol boats to assure compliance with the safety zone. Actual coordinates or a photo of the closed area can be found on the Ocean City Air Show website, http://www.ocairshow.com/.


  June 1, 2010

Contact: Sgt. A.A. Windemuth
410-260-8850 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 (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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 12 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