May 18, 2022

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Criteria Changes for COVID Grant Program

COVID Grant Program

The criteria for St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Small Business and Non-Profit Relief Fund has been expanded to allow the county’s youngest businesses and non-profits to meet the eligibility requirements.

Test Pilot School Graduates Latest Class

Test Pilot

Thirty-four students in Class 157 successfully completed the US Naval Test Pilot School’s intense 11-month course of instruction.

Historic St. Mary’s City to Re-Open

St. Mary's City

Historic St. Mary’s City plans to re-open its great outdoors (and indoors) to the public beginning July 8.

Piney Point Lighthouse Kayak Launch Open


The Kayak Launch at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park will now be open to interested paddlers 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Those wishing to use the launch during the week will need to pre-register.

St. Mary’s Teen Court Goes Virtual

St. Mary’s County Teen Court is now one of 25 programs throughout the country hosting virtual Teen Court sessions.

Low-Band Jammer Tests on Schedule Despite Pandemic


The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Low Band program completed test events at two Naval Air Station Patuxent River facilities simultaneously and with limited staffing while remaining on schedule despite COVID-19 restrictions.

SMCM Scientists to Host Virtual Public Health Panel


Join the The Center for the Study of Democracy as it presents a virtual panel June 24 featuring St. Mary’s College of Maryland scientists on the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to discuss public health issues including COVID-19.

Message From DNR: Give Turtles a Brake!


Wild turtles are on the move as they head to their breeding and nesting sites. Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds drivers to be cautious and give turtles a “brake.”

June 23 COVID Testing Set in Lex Park

COVID Testing

The St. Mary’s County Health Department in partnership with the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad will offer COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9 am to 5 pm while supplies last.

Composting & Septic Tanks Are Webinar Topics


The Maryland Sea Grant, through the offices of the University of Maryland Extension, will host webinars on backyard composting and septic tanks in June.