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 […]