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The Importance of Grant Funding to Wicomico County

Program Open Space (POS) is a nationally recognized program providing dedicated funds for Maryland's state and local parks and conservation areas. Established under the Department of Natural Resources in 1969, when a person buys a house or land, a small percentage (.5%) of the state real estate transfer tax goes into a special fund for Program Open Space. Over the years the County has been able to use this program to build the terrific facilities that serve the citizens at a minimal cost to local taxpayers.

In addition the Inland Waterway Fund was created in 1966 to support the development, use, and enjoyment of all waters of the State of Maryland for the benefit of the general boating public. This is funded by a 5% excise tax when a boat is purchased and titled in the State of Maryland. It provides grants for a wide variety of capitol projects (i.e. dredging, construction, maintenance, pump out stations, erosion control projects, etc.). All of the county boat ramps, piers, and marinas have benefited significantly from this program.


Current Programs and News

Wicomico Soccer League

Wicomico Soccer League (WSL) is proud to offer soccer programs for boys and girls ages 3 - 14. Individual and team entry available. New this year, WSL is introducing the Matrix Soccer Academy for those interested in participating in an elite travel program. Read More

Good Beer Festival

The Good Beer Festival will return to Pemberton Historical Park October 10 & 11. Enjoy unlimited tastings of 100 craft beers, live music, delicious food, games and more. Tickets are on sale now! Read More

Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour

Get into the Halloween spirit with the Pemberton Park Pumpkin Tour on Friday, October 23! Groups are encouraged to enter a pumpkin to be featured on the tour, which will wind through Pemberton's trails at dusk. Register now! Read More


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