A decision by the Wicomico County government to join the Clean Chesapeake Coalition has brought rebuke from environmental groups.

Calling this week’s decision unwise and disappointing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Wicomico Environmental Trust and Wicomico Creekwatchers are urging county leaders to reconsider the $25,000 membership.

The Chesapeake Bay is the best-studied ecosystem in the world. The research needed to make decisions about the WIP and septic tiers is already known or easily accessible at no cost to the county. And gains in pollution reduction have already been made, including a reduction of 15% coming from the Susquehanna itself. The process is working as it is.

Compared to many other county plans, the Wicomico WIP provides a thorough analysis of the current amount of pollution entering our local waters and where target reductions will have to be made.


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The Wicomico Environmental Trust advocates for policies and programs that preserve and protect nature in our county and the Chesapeake Bay region. We work with other nonprofits, government, businesses, and individuals to keep our water, forests, and farmland beautiful and healthy for future generations to enjoy.

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