Governor Hogan establishes office of outdoor recreation to support outdoor activities – CBS Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (WJZ) – Governor Larry Hogan announced the creation of the Ofoffice of Outside Recreation within the Department of Maryland of Natural Resources (MRN). Newly hired J. Daryl Anthony will be its first executive director.
“One of the mark of our state is stewardship of our lands and waters by the Marylanders who love them, ”said Governor Hogan. “Our athletes were among the first environmentalists to support efforts to protect fish, wildlife and their habitat. Today, we honor this partnership for the Outsides while ensuring that it continues to grow with the establishment of the first from Maryland Ofoffice of Outside Recreation. “
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Anthony will work with DNR, Maryland Department of Commerce and other agencies and stakeholders to support and improve Outside Recreation Opportunities.
Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio of MRN and Secretary Kelly M. Schulz of the department of Maryland of Commerce co-chaired the commission and continues to work to implement its recommendations. This includes naming dozens of businesses and organizations like Maryland Outside Recreation Ambassadors.
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Governor Hogan also recognizes National Public Lands Day and National Hunt and Fish Day, both celebrated on September 25, as Memorial Days in Maryland.
the Outside Recreation the industry is of growing economic importance in urban and rural areas.
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“I am honored and excited to help lead efforts to improve Outside Recreation in Maryland, ”said Anthony. “With the direction of Governor Hogan, The lieutenant Governor Rutherford, Secretary Riccio and Secretary Schulz I believe this is an exciting time to build and grow on Maryland’s world class Outside Recreation capabilities. “