Environmental Programs

Worcester County Government Center
1 West Market St. Room 1306
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1220
Fax: (410) 632-2012

Isle of Wight Center
13070 St. Martins Neck Road
Bishopville, MD 21813

Phone: (410) 352-3057

 

 

  • Worcester County Commissioners have recently received a draft Forest Stewardship plan for the Illia Fehrer Nature Preserve located on Assateague Road just east of Berlin.  This plan will provide a roadmap for future activities to follow on the 437 acre property and in additional open the door for potential funding to implement activities via various Federal and/or State cost-share programs.  Activities may include reforestation, wetland restoration, passive recreation, low impact trail networks, and educational outreach programs.   Citizens of the County are encouraged to review the plan and contact County staff with any questions and/or concerns.  Written or emailed comments will be accepted until the close of business on February 27, 2017.  These comments will be incorporated into the County Commissioners final review and potential approval of the plan on March 7th. 
     

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Program’s web site. The Department has two locations to serve you. The main office is located in Snow Hill. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. If you need assistance please feel free to call (410) 632-1220. The satellite office is located at the Isle of Wight Center. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If you need assistance please feel free to call (410) 352-3057.

The Department and its divisions have complimentary areas of focus, have responsibility for implementing and enforcing a wide variety of regulations and programs primarily pertaining to environmental and natural resource management for land use activities.  These programs include:

  • Bay Restoration Fund grant program
  • Beach monitoring
  • Campgrounds and mobile home parks
  • Community hygiene
  • EDU transfers
  • Gas and plumbing inspection and plan review
  • Sanitary Service Area expansions
  • Sediment and erosion control
  • Shared Facilities
  • Shoreline construction (see resources below for application)
  • Sludge application
  • Stormwater management
  • Transient non-community water systems
  • Wastewater haulers
  • Well and septic

 

Additional programs for which the Department is responsible include:

  • Forest Conservation
  • The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas
  • Farmland preservation
  • Natural resource protection
  • Water and Sewer planning  

 

The Department is divided into a series of Divisions/Services:

  • Environmental Programs
  • Land Preservation and Environmental Planning
  • Natural Resources
  • Plumbing and Gas

Resources

Department Administration

Robert Mitchell, LEHS, REHS

Director of Environmental Programs
bmitchell@co.worcester.md.us

Worcester County Government Center
1 West Market St. Room 1306
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1220
Fax: (410) 632-2012

David M. Bradford, Jr.

Deputy Director of Environmental Programs
dbradford@co.worcester.md.us

Dept. of Environmental Programs
Worcester County Government Center
1 West Market St. Room 1306
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1220  x1143
Fax: (410) 632-2012