Content about Annapolis

04.12.11

A bill that would have imposed a two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation while an environmental impact study was completed stalled in the Senate this legislative session after easily passing the House.

04.07.11

Gov. Martin O'Malley's key piece of green legislation this session was effectively killed for the year after being held for study in the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

03.23.11

Gov. Martin O'Malley rallied about 40 supporters of offshore wind energy on Wednesday, urging them to join him in one last chant that they hope will reach the ears of key committee legislators in Annapolis - "Pass the Bill!"

03.21.11

Legislation to create a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling in Western Maryland's Marcellus Shale deposits appears poised for passage in the House of Delegates.

02.22.11

ANNAPOLIS -- Rockfish season will re-open for two days this month beginning on Friday.

02.18.11

ANNAPOLIS -- A Maryland delegate intends to file a bill Monday that would add up to two years of jail time to a list of penalties for first-time rockfish poachers.

02.09.11

A bill that would essentially impose a hold on natural gas drilling in Western Maryland until further studies are completed will be introduced Thursday in the House of Delegates.

02.05.11

Gill net fishing season was closed for the month and multiple agencies are offering a reward for information leading to arrests after a 10-ton rockfish poaching bust earlier this week.

01.26.10

By ALEITA JOHNSON Maryland Newsline Tuesday, January 26, 2010; video added Feb. 2, 2010

WHEATON, Md. - For more than a decade, the men and women of Ship’s Company Chanteymen have been carrying on a boisterous tradition: leading open sings in Wheaton, Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C., in which they belt out work songs written by and about sailors.

Their goal: to preserve maritime culture and give folks an opportunity to raise their voices - and glasses - in celebration.

11.20.09

By JAMES B. HALE Capital News Service Friday, November 20, 2009

ANNAPOLIS- Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer said the city intends to test a floating island in a local lagoon that, if successful, could help clean water in the Chesapeake Bay.

Moyer also announced an eco-friendly renovation of a city parking lot and the creation of a private/public partnership to offer property owners tax-exempt, low-interest rate loans to install energy efficient equipment.

The floating island, which would absorb nutrients from the water, will be tested in a lagoon in Back Creek Nature Park.

09.15.09

By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - For some, the recent wave of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts has left out a crucial component of the watershed - watermen, who depend on the bay for their livelihoods, and who have suffered as it has declined.

Watermen are "fundamental to the Chesapeake Bay region's identity," said Tommy Landers, a policy advocate with Environment Maryland. The environmental advocacy group released a report Wednesday arguing that restoring the bay's ecosystem must include restoring the bay's communities.