Our vision is a healthy environment where stewardship is an integral part of our whole community.
In order to offer hope and solve environmental problems, WET strives to:
Our mission is to conserve, celebrate, and protect natural resources in Wicomico County and contribute to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay in order to promote a healthy environment for current and future generations.
- Strengthen relationships with business, government, non-profits to further WET mission
- Outreach: Expand program offerings to more diverse audiences in the county
- Increase WET attendance at public policy meetings and hearings and subsequently disseminate information to board members
- Strengthen formal communication to board members, WET members and community at large
Organizational Structure & Operations
- Strengthen WET membership: Revised mailing list and donor lists, launch of new website; website unveiling, Annual dinner invite and phone calls
- Improve business practices: Ramp up social media presence; Develop relationships with new partners and revisit current partnerships
- Improve board practices: consent agenda, protocol document, recommit to attending board meetings and submitting committee reports
- Enhance Creekwatcher program: received $50,000 grant for creekwatcher coordinator and Tier III achievement, hopefully expanding to include students, floating wetlands project with Bennett and Parkside High School
- Expand and develop interfaith partner programming: calendar of events for the fall
- Expand WET program offerings: Calendar developed
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WET by the Numbers
Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) is the nation’s largest program aimed at eliminating cigarette litter. Since its inception, the program has been successfully implemented in more than 1,700 U.S. communities nationwide.
Over the past 10 years, the CLPP has consistently cut cigarette butt litter by approximately 50 percent in the first four months to six months after program implementation. The initiative provides grant funding and easily accessible information about ash receptacles, pocket and portable ashtrays, and other education and awareness tools.
Wicomico Environmental Trust received a grant from Keep America Beautiful to prevent cigarette litter. Cigarette litter is collected regularly and recycled into shipping pallets, ashtrays and plastic lumber. WET will also be sponsoring public service announcements on public radio.
Look for the yellow ballot box bins in and around Salisbury, favorite eateries and shops where smokers can deposit cigarette litter while also voting on a pertinent question.