Maryland Nominates Historic Potomac River Shipwreck As Marine Protected Area

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At the invitation of NOAA, the State of Maryland recently announced its nomination of the U-1105 Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve on the Potomac River to the national system of Marine Protected Areas as a site key for conservation.

“The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was pleased to work with the Maryland Historical Trust and the U.S. Navy to help coordinate the State‚Äôs participation in the national system of Marine Protected Areas, which lead to the nomination the U-1105 Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve on the Potomac River as a site key for conservation,” said DNR Secretary John Griffin. “Through our coastal spatial planning and mapping initiatives, we will continue investigating opportunities for nominating additional Maryland sites to the system that address sustainable production or natural heritage areas.”

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