Reeling it In
During the Summer, teams from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources catch, tag and release striped bass. One lucky fish is tagged the Diamond Jim, and if it's caught there is a cash prize…the rest are imposters. The DNR uses these outings as a way to expose folks (including children) to Maryland's aquatic resources and the thrill of catching a fish. Also featured is the late Bill Burton, Maryland's legendary outdoors writer who inspired generations of anglers to get out and fish.
Scattered on both private and public Lands on Maryland's Western and Eastern Shores are special cliffs which are home to a tiny state-endangered species: the Puritan Tiger Beetle. These cliffs face possible extinction and so too do these creatures who call them home. Discover what is being done to both protect the cliffs and save the Tiger Beetle.
Several thousand acres of southern Maryland waterfront property with pristine woodlands, salt marshes and wide sand beaches have been sold by the Jesuits who have owned it for over four hundred years. The lucky buyers – the Citizens of Maryland thanks to Program Open Space.