Wicomico Protects 472 Acres

SALISBURY — The Wicomico County Council last week passed a resolution authorizing the county to acquire an easement on 472 acres within the Quantico Creek Rural Legacy Area which covers a portion of a tract known as the Tracey Properties.

The county will be able to place the remaining 238 acres of the Tracey property under protective easement with funds from the Maryland Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The 472 acre parcel easement will be acquired with $1.08 Million of Rural Legacy funding. $940,000 in CREP funds will acquire the easement for the remaining 238 acres. The total parcel is 710 acres.

“This is another important step in the preservation of our rural way of life here,” said Wicomico County Executive Richard Pollitt, Jr. “The fact that this unspoiled property will remain as that is of crucial importance to us and future generations.”

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.