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MEDIA ADVISORY - Maryland Firefighters Return From California Wildfires
WHAT: Forty Maryland firefighters will be returning to from a three-week wildfire assignment in California. Fourteen crew members are Maryland Department of Natural Resources personnel. The firefighters live or work in the following counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico.
WHEN: Thursday, August 7 at 9 a.m.
WHO: State Fire Supervisor, Monte Mitchell and firefighters from Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Resource Conservation & Development Service, Maryland Fire Service, Allegany College, Garrett Community College and National Civilian Conservation Corps.
WHERE: Madonna Ranger Station
3919 Madonna Road in Jarrettsville, Md.
August 6, 2008
Contact: Kara Turner
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 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 www.dnr.maryland.gov.