Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 Maryland State Fair

Among the exhibits at the 2011 Maryland State Fair will be a variety of information presented by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Some highlights of the DNR exhibit at this year’s fair include:

The Maryland Park Service will display live birds of prey and native Maryland reptiles, through the Scales and Tales program.

Young people will learn more about connecting with their natural world through science, new experiences and volunteering, as part of Maryland’s Children in Nature initiative. The 2011-2012 Maryland Bay Game activity book will also be available.

Maryland State Park Rangers will share stories about family adventures in State Parks and the best hikes, water trails, campsites and secrets Maryland State Parks have to offer.

A fish tank with common native species will inspire anglers of all ages to enjoy recreational fishing in Maryland.

Citizens can help Maryland reach its goal of 100,000 trees by the end of 2012 through the Marylanders Plant Trees program and obtain a $25 off coupon to plant a tree from the Maryland Forest Service.

Natural Resources Police officers will provide tips on boating and hunting safety.

Wildlife & Heritage staff will showcase outdoor programs for men, women and children, including Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Junior Hunting Field Days, Junior Rangers, archery and the Envirothon.

Boating Services staff will provide information on State boat taxes at work, including public boating access sites, water trails and clean boating

The Maryland State Fairgrounds is located at 2200 York Road in Timonium. The DNR building is next to the 4-H Home Arts facility. Visit or call 410-252-0200 for more information.

source: MD DNR

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