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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

Youth Soccer

Lace up those cleats and play soccer! Wicomico Recreation & Parks has teamed up with HappyFeet Delmarva to offer fall soccer leagues and instructional programs for boys and girls ages 3-16. Free soccer academy for U8-U17 with registration! Individual and team registration is now open. Read More




Junior Girls Fall Softball

Registration is now open for Junior Girls Fall Softball. The program is team entry only for girls ages 12U, 14U & 18U. Registration runs now through August 25 and the season begins September 8! Read More




West Wicomico Heritage Ride

The annual West Wicomico Heritage Ride Bike Tour returns on Saturday, September 13! The ride takes participants across 300 years of Eastern Shore Heritage. Choose from a 32, 50 or 62 mile ride. Registration is open now! Read More



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