Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion

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A recent expansion of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge includes 410 acres of forest and wetland habitat that is important for birds and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) acquired the properties from The Nature Conservancy. The expansion … Continued






2016 Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Grants

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that the Department of Natural Resources has awarded grant funding, totaling $23.25 million, to reduce nonpoint source pollution through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. The Trust Fund directs funding to the … Continued






Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion

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The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced that Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) has received approval to acquire 758 acres for $2.235 million. The funding was among nearly $6.5 million in expenditures from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to … Continued