News from the DNR Office of Communications

Spring Issue Of The Maryland Natural Resource Magazine Now Available

Annapolis, Md. (March 24, 2011) — The spring issue of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) magazine, The Maryland Natural Resource, is now available. The agency’s quarterly publication is a guide to recreation and conservation in Maryland and encourages citizens to enjoy, protect and live in harmony with the State’s breathtaking landscapes, waterways and wildlife.

“The Maryland Natural Resource informs the public of DNR’s everyday responsibilities along with new programs and opportunities,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “The magazine serves as a great guide to recreation and conservation, encouraging Marylander’s to appreciate and enjoy the State’s exceptional natural resources.”

The spring issue features a colorful pictorial and story about predatory plants, and information about the Park Quest 2011 and TREE-MENDOUS Maryland programs. Readers will also find stories about the benefits of the Maryland Conservation Easement Program, students who conducted an experiment on oyster aquaculture and the impact climate change has on Maryland.

Every issue of The Maryland Natural Resource also includes an update on Maryland’s efforts to execute the Smart, Green & Growing initiative, a glimpse into recent DNR events and a spotlight on one of DNR’s hardworking employees.

To purchase a one-year subscription of four issues for $8 or a two-year subscription of eight issues for $15, please visit

   March 24, 2011

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

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