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Apply for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant 

The Forestry Service awards VFA sub-grants of up to $3000 per department on a 50/50 cost share basis to enhance wildland fire suppression capabilities. Apply by July 15.

View from the top of the Washington Monument at Washington Monument State Park

Where to Go Birding

Maryland, home to a diverse array of breeding bird species in addition to an abundance of migrants that pass through during their annual migrations, offers some great birding opportunities...if you know where to look!

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Coming Up! Free Fishing Days

Maryland's free fishing days are the first two Saturdays in June and July 4 when a person may catch and possess finfish in the State's tidal and nontidal waters without a fishing license.

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