Wicomico SCD

The Wicomico Soil Conservation District serves both an agricultural and urban region on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Poultry, grain and vegetable operations comprise the agricultural makeup of the area. Providing farmers with technical and financial assistance to install best management practices (BMPs) to protect the environment is a main focus of the district’s technical staff. The Pocomoke, Wicomico and Nanticoke Rivers—all tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay—are part of a tributary cleanup program designed to reduce nutrients entering the Bay. Additionally, the Upper Pocomoke Watershed has been designated as a special water quality project targeted for technical assistance.

Although agriculture remains the primary land use within the district, a growing urban and industrial center continues to flourish in the Salisbury area. Consequently, the district now devotes a substantial amount of time and resources reviewing erosion and sediment control plans. Providing educators, students and the general public with information on soils, wetlands, land use policies and other educational services is a major function of the district’s staff.


Contact Wicomico SCD


Contact Wicomico SCD

Kevin Keenan
District Manager
2322-B Goddard Pkwy
Salisbury, Maryland  21801-1126
Phone: (410) 546-4777
Fax: (410) 860-9819


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Wicomico County, Maryland