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The Wicomico Soil Conservation District is here to serve the agricultural and urban community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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.

While agriculture remains the primary land use within the district, a growing urban and industrial center continues to flourish in the Salisbury area. The Soil Conservation District serves all of these areas to promote healthy soil and water in our district.

  • Provide farmers with technical and financial assistance to install best management practices to protect the environment
  • Review sediment and erosion control plans for homeowners and businesses
  • Provide educators, students and the general public with information on soils, wetlands, land use policies and other educational services
Agriculture Services

Explore technical support and financial opportunities available to farmers.

Erosion & Sediment Control

Discover what homeowners and businesses need to know for yard and land management.

Connect with Staff

Contact the district staff and other resources ready to help you.