Wicomico County has announced that the County has been awarded $49,043 in grant funds from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for stormwater management projects on public land. The projects will help the County with its Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) goals. From the County’s December 2 press release:
The primary goal of these design projects is to assist County efforts to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Lee Beauchamp, Director of Public Works said, “Upon completion of the engineering phase, these demonstration projects will be shovel-ready for implementing innovative solutions designed to reduce nutrients from entering into our local water ways.”
“The financial assistance provided by the Chesapeake Bay Trust provides a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the County’s on-going commitment of protecting and enhancing the environment,” commented Keith Hall, Chief of Long Range/Transportation Planning for the Department of Planning, Zoning and Community Development.
Executive Rick Pollitt stated, “This grant will go a long way toward enabling Wicomico County to begin to meet our obligations to manage stormwater run-off in compliance with federal and state mandates. We take these obligations seriously and look forward to doing our part in support of clean water.”