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Department also furnishes the landowner with detail plans for man-
agement and seedlings for reforestation.

The Director of the Department of Forests and Parks is appointed
by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
(Code 1957,1965 Supp., Art. 66C, sees. 343-344).

The Director is the agent for the State of Maryland to receive and
disburse any funds available to the State under the Land and Water
Conservation Act of 1965—Public Law 88-578.

The Roadside Tree Law is administered by this Department. This
provides for supervision of all tree care within the right-of-ways of
public roads and streets in the State. This program is financed by
charges to public utility companies and others who require this service.

The Department provides a well-distributed and accessible system
of parks and recreation areas which include scenic, historic and geo-
logical sites that are of State-wide significance, and a variety of
informal types of outdoor recreation. Also included in the system are
facilities and accommodations for camping, picnicking, swimming,
boating, fishing, hiking, aquatic activities, nature trails, and horse-
back riding. Property managed by the Department of Forests and
Parks includes ten State Forests and the State Forest Nursery, con-
taining a total of 124,337 acres and thirty-three State Parks, totaling
30,997 acres.

Nineteen State park areas are in operation, seven are open on a
limited basis, seven are in the acquisition stage, and initial develop-
ment is underway at one of these locations. Martinak and Shad Land-
ing were opened for use in 1964 and are now operational. Assateague,
James Island, and Point Lookout were opened on a limited basis last
summer so that the public could use these areas. Greenbrier and the
Chase area of the Gunpowder will be opened on a limited basis in
1966. In addition, the Department is cooperating with the counties in
the Patuxent River Watershed in the acquisition of land that may be
used for recreational purposes. Title to this land is vested in the








Prince George's

and Charles 3,520

Doncaster _


„ . 1,464

Elk Neck . .


„ „ 2,742

Green Ridge. - .


„ . „ „ . 25,559


Worcester . .

. . _ . 12,250


. . Garrett

„ „ 12,052

Savage River .


. . . 52,770

Seth Demonstration


. . . . 125

Swallow Falls

. Garrett

... 9,248

South Mountain _

.Washington and

Frederick . 3,386


. Wicomico

. . . . . 1,110

Nursery „

Anne Arundel

. . _ „ . 132



. _ . 124,358



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