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Map of a backyard park

Create Your Own State Park

Creating your own state park at your home can provide a place to enjoy the outdoors, see more birds and butterflies, try new activities, and have plenty of fun! ​​​

Angler Garrett Bucy, age 14, caught this pretty sea bass while fishing with his dad off Ocean City.

Maryland Fishing Report – July 28

The striped bass fishery will reopen Sunday, August 1. During the closure, anglers are targeting alternate species such as catfish, perch, spotted sea trout, red drum, bluefish, cobia, and Spanish mackerel.​

Bay grasses - Photo by Brooke Landry

Extreme Weather Events Affects Bay Grasses in 2020

Habitat conditions remained poor in 2020, and underwater grass abundance declined 13% overall from the previous year. There were improvements in some areas.​​

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