The Obama administration announced $8-million in conservation projects in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley said the funds include $1-million to create a trail that will connect the Harriet Tubman Discovery Center on the Eastern Shore to the surrounding Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. O’Malley says that when completed, the Discovery Center will be a major part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park System. It is estimated it will bring as many as 75,000 visitors to Dorchester County each year. O’Malley also says the $8-million will help create jobs.