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Fish Free in Maryland June 6, 13 and July 4, 2015

Image Courtesy of Maryland DNR

Image Courtesy of Maryland DNR

Everyone is encouraged to grab a rod, get outside and take advantage of Maryland’s excellent angling opportunities during free fishing days June 6, June 13 and July 4. No license or trout stamp is required to recreationally fish in state waters on these days. Maryland also features 23 unique license-free fishing areas, where anglers can fish without a license throughout the year.

As always, anglers must adhere to regulations, including size and possession limits, which are available online in the digital 2015 Maryland Fishing Guide. Printed copies of the guide are offered at most Maryland tackle shops and at the seven regional DNR Service Centers.

Anglers 15 years old and younger do not need a license to fish year-round.

The Department of Natural Resources invites young anglers to keep up-to-date on youth fishing events by joining the free Maryland Youth Fishing Club. DNR also hosts an active online Maryland Angler’s Log where anglers of all ages share their photos and fishing experiences.

Anglers looking for fishing guides or charters should visit the Map of Licensed Charter Boats & Fishing Guides to find a nearby pro.

While you are fishing, keep in mind that catching a fish meeting or exceeding the minimum Angler Award size for that species will earn you a certificate and an invitation to the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale at Sandy Point State Park in September, where you may win a prize. To enter, simply take your fish, or a clear photo of your fish if you released it alive into the water, to an Angler Award Center (participating tackle store) to have the species and size confirmed and to receive your ticket and registration information. Catch and Release entries require a photo clearly showing the length of the fish measured on or next to a measuring tape.

Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

 

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Seventh Annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Black Hill Regional Park, MD

The 2014 winners! From L to R: Darius McFarlane caught the smallest fish (2.5 inches); Yuriko Watanabe caught the most fish (10); and Shayla Nguyen caught the largest fish (6.5 inches). Winners received a fishing rod, tackle box and Montgomery Parks "Complimentary Pass" as prizes. Image Courtesy of Montgomery PArks

The 2014 winners! From L to R: Darius McFarlane caught the smallest fish (2.5 inches); Yuriko Watanabe caught the most fish (10); and Shayla Nguyen caught the largest fish (6.5 inches). Winners received a fishing rod, tackle box and Montgomery Parks “Complimentary Pass” as prizes. Image Courtesy of Montgomery Parks

Get in on the fishy fun! Free cane pole to the first 25 kids registered, and prizes for the boys and girls who catch the biggest, smallest, and greatest number of fish. They’ll teach the kids how to bait a hook with worms, put their line in the water, and pull those fish in. They’ll also talk about the kinds of fish that swim in this lake, what they like to eat, and the best way to catch them. The first 25 kids who register will get a free cane pole! (They’ll email you.) Everyone else, don’t forget your fishing rod!

Saturday, June 20, 8:30am – 10:30am

For kids age 3-15 years old | Fee: $10 | Register at ParkPASS.org for Class # 320599

If June 20 doesn’t work for you, try out Kids’ Fishing Day at Lake Needwood on Saturday, June 6!

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/boats/blackhill/blackhill_boating.shtm

Black Hill Regional Park
20920 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841
Boathouse: 301-528-3466
Visitor Center: 301-528-3480


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National Parks are No Drone Fly Zones

Image Courtesy of NPS

Image Courtesy of NPS

In August 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) enacted policy that prohibits the launching, landing or operating of unmanned aircraft (aka drones) from or on lands and waters administered by the NPS, which includes the boundaries of Assateague Island National Seashore. Please be aware that operation of unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the national seashore would be in direct violation of this policy, and depending on the circumstances, may be in violation of wildlife protection, audio disturbance, or disorderly conduct regulations.

Avoid the likelihood of receiving a fine or court summons, and/or having your drone confiscated.

https://www.facebook.com/AssateagueNPS?fref=nf


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Outfitting Outlander: What’s Under Those Kilts? Find Out at the Prince Frederick Library, MD

Image Courtesy of Calvert Library

Image Courtesy of Calvert Library

Legions of fans revel in the fabulous storytelling, unforgettable character and historical detail found in Diane Gabaldon’s New Your Times bestselling Outlander series. The depth of passion and history has earned the praise of critics and fans alike, as they follow the adventures of two star crossed lover, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser.

The popularity of the novels have spurred interest in STARZ Network Outlander TV series. Just how accurate are those props though? Join Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator Sara Rivers Cofield at the Prince Frederick Library May 7, 2015, and find out how the Outlander program’s costumes and objects compare to 18th century artifacts recovered by archaeologists throughout Maryland such as table glass, medicine containers, horse tack, architecture, weaponry, clothing, and more.

For more information http://calvert.lib.md.us/events.html

Location: Prince Frederick Library

850 Costley Way | Prince Frederick, MD | (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862

Cost: Free


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Charles County Maryland Operating Status Updates for March 6, 2015

Image Courtesy of Cecil County and Steven Ball

Image Courtesy of Cecil County and Steven Ball

Charles County Government is closed tomorrow, Friday, March 6 due to inclement weather. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled.

The following Charles County facilities and services also are closed or canceled today:
• Crain Memorial Welcome Center
• Tri-County Animal Shelter
• All scheduled recreation programs, sports practices, and activities at school-based community centers
• Lackey and North Point High School indoor pools
• Port Tobacco Recreation Center
• Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center
• Senior Centers
• Nanjemoy Community Center
• Meals on Wheels Program
• Charles County Public Schools (code red for employees)
• Charles County Department of Health
• Charles County Board of Elections
• Charles County Public Library (all branches)
• Charles County Circuit Court
• District Court of Maryland for Charles County

The following facilities and services are scheduled to operate on a delayed or modified schedule tomorrow, weather permitting:
• VanGO Transit Service (all routes will begin at 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. from transfer points
• College of Southern Maryland (all campuses opening at noon, updates may occur)
• Capital Clubhouse will open at 9 a.m.
• Charles County Landfill and Recycling Centers will open at noon
• Pisgah Recycling Center will open at noon

For further updates, visit: http://www.charlescountymd.gov/alerts


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Travel Alert For Mid Atlantic Region

Image Courtesy of Historic Kennett, PA, where snow emergency has been declared.

Image Courtesy of Historic Kennett, PA, where snow emergency has been declared.

Another winter storm is dropping heavy snow throughout the region. Call your destination before venturing out. Some locations are closed for today, Thursday, March 15, 2015, and have already announced closings for Friday, March 16, 2016. If you’re out and about, be safe.

Image Courtesy of Kings Gap Environmental Center, PA

Image Courtesy of Kings Gap Environmental Center, PA

Image Courtesy of  Odyssey Cruises - Washington DC

Image Courtesy of
Odyssey Cruises – Washington DC


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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS COMMON POOL GILL NET SEASON MODIFICATION

Image Courtesy of MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  FISHERIES SERVICE

Image Courtesy of MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES SERVICE

The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.15.12(H) announces the re-opening of the 2015 commercial striped bass common pool gill net fishery on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:00 a.m with a catch limit of 300 lbs/permit/week and 1200 lbs/vessel/day.

The common pool fishery will close on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/notices.aspx