One DNR Plan
Guiding DNR Towards a Sustainable Future

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Maryland's decisions about how we use and reuse our resources, where and how to grow and build, and what we keep or lose are our legacy for the future. We must not close the door on the choices available to our grandchildren. A sustainable future is one in which our children have options, are able to meet their needs, and enjoy prosperity. What we do or fail to do today will affect the ability of our grandchildren to make a sustainable future for their grandchildren. Achieving that future for our children and grandchildren is not an exercise in sacrifice today, but represents an opportunity of choice and prosperity for both today and tomorrow.

Maryland DNR is committed to doing its part to realize those opportunities. One DNR is the roadmap to achieving our potential. Our action plan consists of a set of six themes that are a series of principles toward a sustainable future which the entire Department will support. All themes are specifically designed not to reflect programmatic areas, but to serve as cross cutting objectives for every unit in the agency. Within each theme are guiding values, specific goals, and identifiable and trackable actions. We welcome you to explore what DNR is doing to achieve these objectives, as they will contribute to a sustainable future for Marylanders and our treasured natural resources.

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Sustainability Tip

Install a rain garden or rain barrel to catch rainwater. Stormwater rushing off of roofs and lawns carries pollution directly into streams and the Bay. Rain gardens and rain barrels slow the water down and keep pollution out of our waters. Click here for other helpful information.

Join the Sustainability Network

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The Sustainability Network is a place where interested citizens, businesses and organizations can share ideas on projects and make connections between others who share their interest.