Wicomico Soil Conservation District
2322 B Goddard Parkway
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-546-4777 Ext. 3 Fax: 410-860-9819
Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm M-F
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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 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 sediment and erosion control plans. Providing educators, students and the general public with information on soils, wetlands, land use policies and other educational services is also a major function of the district's staff.