DNR Brings the Great Outdoors In at the Maryland State Fair
Timonium, Md. (July 3, 2012) ─ Citizens and visitors will once again
discover the beauty and wonder of Maryland’s great outdoors at the 131st
Maryland State Fair, through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR)
interactive exhibit. DNR Staff and volunteers will be hosting visitors at the
fairgrounds in Timonium from August 24 through Labor Day, September 3, Friday
through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
“The State Fair serves as the perfect venue to reach out to the citizens of Maryland,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “We have a booths set up to highlight a variety of our programs, initiatives and units, so whether you’re wandering in out of curiosity or stopping by to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members, we encourage you to visit us and see what we’re all about.”
The DNR “tent” (it’s actually a building and, yes, it’s air conditioned!) includes exciting, interactive activities, live animals, and information on everything from fishing, hiking, camping and State Park adventures to boating and hunting safety.
Visitors will also learn about DNR’s new Youth Fishing Club, the Color Maryland Green art contest, invasive species and volunteer opportunities. To help create a smarter, greener more sustainable future, citizens will learn how planting even one tree can help protect air and water quality, raise property values and save money on energy – and receive a $25 coupon to get started.
Some highlights of the DNR exhibit at this year’s fair include:
The Maryland State Fairgrounds is located at 2200 York Road in Timonium. The DNR building is next to the 4-H Home Arts facility. Visit www.marylandstatefair.com or call 410-252-0200 for more information.
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Contact: Josh Davidsburg
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million 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 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. 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