Creekwatchers group grades Wicomico River at C-plus

At a small gathering next to the city of Salisbury’s Edible Garden, the results of the 2019 Wicomico River Creekwatchers season were officially released, delayed by the arrival in March of the novel Coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic. Creekwatchers is a program of the Wicomico Environmental Trust. Gina Bloodworth, Associate Professor of Geography, Geoscience and Environmental […]

New report shows progress in Wicomico River cleanup

Water quality in the Wicomico River is showing some signs of improvement, but three of the five parameters it was tested for remain unchanged from 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the Wicomico Environmental Trust and the Wicomico Creekwatchers. The best news from the report is that annual averages for nitrogen in the […]

Two people killed in Wicomico boating accident

Two people were killed last weekend after a boat collided with a dock on the Wicomico River, according to Lt. Catherine Medellin of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Six people were onboard the 20-foot Bayliner boat when it hit the dock near Safe Harbor Way in Fruitland around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Medellin said the […]

Report paints dire picture on local sea level rise

A new report warns that Maryland will face a dramatic increase in the rate of sea level rise later this century, with nuisance flooding becoming a daily occurrence in many waterfront areas if nations fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions. If emissions continue to rise, sea level in Maryland would likely increase 2.0 to 4.2 […]

Pirate’s Wharf moves forward with $820K grant

Once approved by the Wicomico County Council, a $820,000 federal grant will be used to make lovely, lush Pirate’s Wharf – characterized as a jewel in the county — a relaxing and recreational park. “We don’t intend to over-develop this place. It’s a beauty in a natural setting. Our hope would be to keep it […]

Salisbury wastewater plant surpasses regulations

Wearing a reflective safety vest and hardhat, Mayor Jake Day, standing behind a podium at the city’s wastewater treatment plant, announced improvements that will not only better serve the community, but also protect the Wicomico River and Chesapeake Bay. “This is the point where we treat over 8 and one-half million gallons a day of […]

Frozen Wicomico River hampers barge traffic

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Chock was on the Wicomico River Tuesday and Wednesday breaking ice more than one foot deep, so the barge Falcon could make its way to Salisbury and deliver oil. A spokesman for Vane Brothers in Baltimore, whose vessels deliver to Salisbury, said Cato Oil asked the U.S. Coast Guard for […]

Photo Gallery: Chamber of Commerce River Cleanup

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Wicomico River Cleanup on Saturday. Volunteers removed trash and debris from the shoreline and the river itself.Continuous efforts on the part of volunteers have helped to keep the river area looking clean and inviting.

Creekwatchers’ report shows water quality slippage

Wicomico Environmental Trust and Wicomico Creekwatchers released their 2016 Wicomico River Health report, showing water quality had slipped for the year. Citizen scientists monitored water quality in 22 sites throughout the river from March to November last year. Findings indicated poor quality compared to 2015, “largely due to the above-normal rainfall at several points in […]