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The Importance of Grant Funding to Wicomico County

Program Open Space (POS) is a nationally recognized program providing dedicated funds for Maryland's state and local parks and conservation areas. Established under the Department of Natural Resources in 1969, when a person buys a house or land, a small percentage (.5%) of the state real estate transfer tax goes into a special fund for Program Open Space. Over the years the County has been able to use this program to build the terrific facilities that serve the citizens at a minimal cost to local taxpayers.

In addition the Inland Waterway Fund was created in 1966 to support the development, use, and enjoyment of all waters of the State of Maryland for the benefit of the general boating public. This is funded by a 5% excise tax when a boat is purchased and titled in the State of Maryland. It provides grants for a wide variety of capitol projects (i.e. dredging, construction, maintenance, pump out stations, erosion control projects, etc.). All of the county boat ramps, piers, and marinas have benefited significantly from this program.

 

Current Programs and News

Sand Volleyball

Registration is now open for our 4x4 Sand Volleyball League! The league is open to men and women ages 14 and up. Games will be played on Thursday evenings at WinterPlace Park. Read More




Social Recreation Kickball

Adults, now's your chance to relive your childhood with a playground favorite - kickball! Join as a team, group or individual and enjoy this unique recreational activity where participants meet new people and bond with friends, family and co-workers! Read More




Kids Klub Summer Escape

Registration is now open for Kids Klub Summer Escape for boys and girls ages 5-13. During this day program, campers will explore unique theme weeks packed with contests, games, special guests and free field trips. Read More



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