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Agreement Cements Commitment to Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature
Northeast Region, January 19, 2012
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Children walking in the woods
Children walking in the woods - Photo Credit: USFWS
Connecting with nature
Connecting with nature - Photo Credit: Leopoldo Miranda, USFWS

Genevieve LaRouche, Supervisor of the Chesapeake Bay Field Office, represented the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s commitment to the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature. Established by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2008, the Partnership works to connect children and communities to nature through outdoor experiences and environmental education.


The Partnership, a coalition of federal, state and local agencies and organizations, reinforced their commitment to these goals through the formal signing of a Memorandum of Agreement. Partners agreed to make to take responsibility for ensuring that Maryland’s young people have the opportunity to connect with nature and grow to become informed and responsible stewards of our environment.

Partnership members include: Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Maryland State Department of Education; Maryland Department of Agriculture; Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education; Maryland No Child Left Inside; Maryland Parks and Recreation Association; Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Department of Parks; Montgomery County Public Schools; Howard County Public School System; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Alice Ferguson Foundation; Audubon Maryland-DC; National Wildlife Federation; National Aquarium; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service.

For more information contact:
Karen Kelly-Mullin

Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature
Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov
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