News from the DNR Office of Communications

Registration Now Open For Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Fall Workshop

Swanton, MD (July 12, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that registration is now open for the next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) weekend workshop to be held Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24 at the Western Maryland 4-H Center in Garrett County near Deep Creek Lake. BOW enables women to learn about a wide variety of outdoor opportunities in a casual, non-threatening environment.

“The program is designed to be hands-on, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests once the workshop is over,” said Patty Allen, Maryland BOW state coordinator.

Participants may choose from more than 30 classes, including outdoor photography, geocaching, turkey and deer hunting, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, outdoor survival skills and many others. In addition, BOW places special emphasis on the camaraderie that goes along with outdoor recreation.

These outdoor skills workshops are offered specifically for women 18 years of age and older; however, men are also welcome.

For more information or to register for the upcoming workshop, visit or contact Patty Allen via email at or phone 410-260-8537.

   July 12, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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