Indiana artist wins migratory game bird stamp contest
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that Jeffrey Klinefelter, of Etna Green, Indiana, won the 46th annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest. His artwork depicts a hen and a drake blue-winged teal and a mirror-like reflection in the water. The artwork is titled “Quiet Waters,” and will be featured on the stamps that hunters purchase to hunt all migratory game birds in the state. Proceeds fund migratory game bird research and habitat enhancement on public lands. Judges chose Klinefelter’s work on Nov. 10 at the annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton.
C&O Canal approves plans for new headquarters
The National Park Service has approved a plan to move the C&O Canal National Historical Park headquarters to the former Miller Lumber Co. site in Williamsport. Construction will begin in 2020 and is expected to be completed in late 2021. The new headquarters will bring about 70 jobs with an annual payroll of about $5 million to Williamsport. The current headquarters is in Hagerstown.
Nominations being accepted for DNR award
Nominations for the annual Maryland Sport Fisheries Achievement Award are being accepted now through Jan. 31. The award is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission and will recognize an individual who has provided sustained efforts in habitat management, conservation, education, research or other meaningful contributions that benefit fish and recreational fishing in Maryland. The award recipient will be announced in July during a ceremony in Annapolis. For details, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov or contact Paul Genovese at 410-260-8328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-season trout stocking continues
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked more than 5,000 trout recently. At Greenbrier Lake, 2,650 golden and rainbows were stocked; 2,700 in brown, golden and rainbows in Blairs Valley Lake, both in Washington County. And most recently, 2,700 brown and rainbow trout were stocked Town Creek in Allegany County. A reminder that a fishing license and trout stamp are required.
— Susan Guynn