Contacts and Resources

The DNR Advisory Council on Disability Issues meets quarterly in the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis. The Council is comprised of individuals from the community and representatives from the units within the DNR.

The Council provides support and guidance to the DNR regarding issues of facilities and services access and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For additional information, contact DNR's ADA coordinator, Richard Allen at 410-260-8058 or you may send e-mail to

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Advisory Council on Disability Issues
2006 Membership Roster

Fred CowellChairperson Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Richard AllenMDNR ADA Coordinator & Director of Fair Practices
John PurgasonMDNR ADA/504 Transition Plan Coordinator
Laura BowneMDNR Resource Planning & GIS ( Buildings Inventory)
Steve GoodmuthMDNR Resource Planning & GIS
Larry HughesMD Wheelchair Athletic Promotions
Richard Coalla MDNR Boating-retired & Boating Access Issues
Ryan HaleyMDNR Wildlife & Heritage NR Technician
Chassity SeymoreHarford County Recreation & Director of ARC organization


The Natural Resources Police 24-hour information number is 410-260-8880. For reporting violations or emergencies, you should call the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888.

TTY users may call via Maryland Relay at 1-800-735-2258 or 711.