Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service (DNR) receives $1.7 million gift from wildlife professional’s estate – Southern Maryland News Net

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife and Heritage Department recently received a $1.7 million gift from the estate of longtime employee Marilyn Mause, specifically for wildlife education. wildlife and upland habitat projects.

Mause, who worked 34 years for the department’s wildlife unit primarily in the central region of the state, died in 2018.

“Marilyn’s gift clearly demonstrates her passion for wildlife management in the state,” said Paul Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service. “We plan to use this gift to further the great work she was proud to do while on our team.”

Although she had held many roles during her career, Mause had a particular interest in the management and education of upland habitats. She took pride in educating the public about Maryland’s wildlife and enjoyed her time working as a biologist where she was able to interact directly with landowners on habitat projects.

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