Anglers fish on Foster Branch, a tributary of Maryland's Gunpowder River at Mariner Point Park. Dave Harp

Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

By: Jeremy Cox, Nearly half of all gamefish in freshwater lakes, streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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Joe Vogelpohl, assistant manager of Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park, surveys a streamside hiking trail that is being restored. The May 2018 flash flood that devastated Ellicott City surged down the Patapsco River, disrupting the dam removal work in the park and washing out hiking trails and footbridges. Many trails are open for hiking and biking, but others are still getting repaired or relocated. (Timothy B. Wheeler)

Maryland DNR updates its status pursuant to Stage 2 in the Roadmap to Recovery

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland took early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread

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An aerial photo taken by a volunteer pilot shows construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia in 2018. Construction on the pipeline has been halted as judges have revoked or questioned key federal permits for the project. Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative

Supreme Court rules pipeline can cross under Appalachian Trail

By: Timothy B. Wheeler, A major roadblock to the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been cleared by

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Angler Brett Poffenberger took his nephews Eli and Dakota fishing in the upper Potomac and pulled an invasive flathead catfish out of the water. Photo courtesy Brett Poffenberger

Maryland Fishing Report or Friday, June 19, 2020

Maryland Fishing Report is written and compiled by Keith Lockwood, Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist.  Click Before You Cast is written

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