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By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River.
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By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River.
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Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
Ronald M. Tillier, a retired Ford Motor Co. executive and longtime Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge volunteer, died Sunday. He was 72. Mr. Tillier, who enjoyed competitive clay and skeet shooting, was attending a meet Sunday afternoon in Kennedyville on the Eastern Shore when he was stricken. "He was just preparing to call for targets to be thrown by the trapper when he simply dropped where he was standing," said his wife of 48 years, the former Margaret "Peggy" Clare.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Another 112 acres of wetlands are being added to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Blackwater acquisition for $505,000 is part of more than 6,200 acres of wildlife habitat being preserved at seven refuges nationwide, according to the Department of Interior. The purchases are being paid for with more than $6 million from sales of federal duck hunting stamps. Maryland's Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski hailed the announcement, noting that the refuge is one of Dorchester County's top tourist attractions.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Another 112 acres of wetlands are being added to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Blackwater acquisition for $505,000 is part of more than 6,200 acres of wildlife habitat being preserved at seven refuges nationwide, according to the Department of Interior. The purchases are being paid for with more than $6 million from sales of federal duck hunting stamps. Maryland's Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski hailed the announcement, noting that the refuge is one of Dorchester County's top tourist attractions.
SPORTS
November 22, 2009
BEST BET Saturday and next Sunday Nature walks at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge. The 25,000-acre refuge is one of the nation's most significant havens for migrating birds. Saturday's walk departs the visitor center at 2 p.m. Sunday's walk leaves at 8 a.m. Free with refuge admission. Details: 410-228-2677. HIKING Today Moderate four- or seven-mile hike along the Middle and Little Patuxent Rivers on the Wincopin Trail in Savage Park with the Sierra Club of Howard County.
NEWS
February 14, 2006
The House of Delegates convenes at 10 a.m. The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. Hearings of interest: The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on legislation (SB 257) that would restrict development near wildlife refuges and conservation areas. The legislation would have statewide impact but is aimed at a proposed development project in Cambridge that would encroach on the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The hearing begins at 1 p.m. The House Health and Government Operations Committee considers legislation that would ban smoking in bars and restaurants.
SPORTS
May 1, 2011
Laura Shaver of Manchester writes: I am a "peeking mom" who is fascinated by the Friends of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Eagle Cam that allows people to watch eaglets hatch and grow. It refreshes every 15 seconds, which was great until I saw the Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle Cam has live streaming. The Norfolk camera seems to be sponsored by a TV station as well as viewers. Blackwater seems to rely on just us. I have donated and don't mind doing it, but it would be nice if "our" Maryland eagles to look as good as Virginia's.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 30, 2003
A bill to protect Cecil County's Garrett Island as a wildlife refuge was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The House cleared the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Act on a voice vote. "It passed all the hurdles, and no one had any objections," said Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, the Maryland 1st District Republican who sponsored the bill. Garrett Island, in the mouth of the Susquehanna River, is the only rocky island in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The island encompasses 189 acres and is about 1 1/2 miles wide.
NEWS
September 28, 2007
Birds -- Artist Ernie Muehlmatt is showing his life-size and miniature wooden sculptures of birds (one of which is shown above) at Patuxent Research Refuge's John Hollingsworth Art Gallery in the National Wildlife Visitor Center until early next month. During a 25-year career, he has made more than 6,000 carvings of songbirds, wildfowl and birds of prey. Showing with him is sculptor and painter John Neal Mullican, a featured sculptor/carver at the Chesapeake Wildlife Art Expo, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and other venues.
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Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
Ronald M. Tillier, a retired Ford Motor Co. executive and longtime Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge volunteer, died Sunday. He was 72. Mr. Tillier, who enjoyed competitive clay and skeet shooting, was attending a meet Sunday afternoon in Kennedyville on the Eastern Shore when he was stricken. "He was just preparing to call for targets to be thrown by the trapper when he simply dropped where he was standing," said his wife of 48 years, the former Margaret "Peggy" Clare.
SPORTS
November 22, 2009
BEST BET Saturday and next Sunday Nature walks at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge. The 25,000-acre refuge is one of the nation's most significant havens for migrating birds. Saturday's walk departs the visitor center at 2 p.m. Sunday's walk leaves at 8 a.m. Free with refuge admission. Details: 410-228-2677. HIKING Today Moderate four- or seven-mile hike along the Middle and Little Patuxent Rivers on the Wincopin Trail in Savage Park with the Sierra Club of Howard County.
NEWS
April 19, 2007
The state Board of Public Works agreed yesterday to spend $10.3 million to purchase 728 acres near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to preserve forests and farmland that had been threatened by a proposed golf resort. With Comptroller Peter Franchot absent, Gov. Martin O'Malley and state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp approved the deal, ending a battle of more than year between developer Duane Zentgraf and environmental groups. The decision means that Zentgraf can build 675 homes for senior citizens on 328 acres along Egypt Road.
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By Jennifer Blenner and Jennifer Blenner,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2003
A bill to protect Cecil County's Garrett Island as a wildlife refuge was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The House cleared the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Act on a voice vote. "It passed all the hurdles, and no one had any objections," said Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, the Maryland 1st District Republican who sponsored the bill to designate the island as a wildlife refuge. Garrett Island, in the mouth of the Susquehanna River, is the only rocky island in the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The island encompasses 189 acres and is about 1 1/2 miles wide.
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