Bishopville Pond Project Complete

Bishopville Pond Project Complete
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After more than a year of work and a decade of planning, the Bishopville pond project is now complete. The pond, before restoration, had a spill way that prevented fish from the St. Martin’s River reaching and spawning upstream. Now, with the spill way gone and “fish ladders” installed, fish and eels can swim further upstream, spawn, and return to the river. Maryland Coastal Bays and Maryland Department of Natural Resources played a major part in making the new pond come to completion. Members of the Bishopville community, DNR, and Maryland Coastal Bays helped celebrate the ribbon cutting conducted by Worcester County Commissioner Jim Bunting and Senator Jim Mathias. Photo by Ted Page

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.