News from the DNR Office of Communications

DNR to Hold Public Meeting on Waterfowl Regulations on August 17th

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a public information meeting to discuss the proposed late waterfowl seasons at 7:00 p.m. on August 17 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD.  The proposed seasons and bag limits will be announced in early August after DNR receives the late season frameworks from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“Public input into the final seasons and bag limits selected for Maryland is an important step in this process,” said DNR’s Waterfowl Project Leader Larry Hindman.  “We look forward to an active public participation process similar to past years.”

The public may comment on the proposals at the meeting or by letter, fax, phone, email and an online forum available on the DNR Webpage after the proposals are announced.  The details on providing public comment will be included in the early August announcement.

DIRECTIONS FROM ANNAPOLIS AND POINTS WEST - Take Route 50 East to the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 50 and 213, and turn right on Route 213. The Chesapeake College entrance is on the right. Park in Lot D. The meeting is in the Higher Education Center (Room 110).

DIRECTIONS FROM SALISBURY AND POINTS EAST - Take Route 50 West to the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 50 and 213, and turn left on Route 213. The Chesapeake College entrance is on the right. Park in Lot D. The meeting is in the Higher Education Center (Room 110).


   July 16, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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