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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

Good Beer Festival

The Good Beer Festival will return to Wicomico County's Pemberton Historical Park on October 11 & 12. The annual event will feature unlimited tastings of 125+ craft brews, Local Beer Garden, Home Brewer's Garden, live music, Sports Zone, delicious food and craft & commercial vendors. Read More




Kids Klub After School

Registration for Kids Klub After School is open and ongoing all year for boys and girls grades K-5! Sites located at Delmar Elementary, Fruitland Intermediate, North Salisbury Elementary, Pemberton Elementary, Pinehurst Elementary, Westside Intermediate and Willards Primary. Read More




West Wicomico Heritage Ride

The annual West Wicomico Heritage Ride Bike Tour returns on Saturday, September 13! The ride takes participants across 300 years of Eastern Shore Heritage. Choose from a 32, 50 or 62 mile ride. Registration is open now! Read More



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