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