www.co.worcester.md.us

Environmental Programs

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

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

 

 

Nuisance Flood Plan

We prepared the attached plan in response to Maryland HB 1350/1472 which requires each coastal community that experiences nuisance flooding (typically one foot deep) to develop a plan to address the problem. The plan highlights management actions already taken by the County to identify and plan to address this portion of the community’s flood risk, and establishes thresholds for future actions. As we work to inform an periodically revise this plan, we will be collecting best practices from other coastal communities and local flood data over the next 5 years and will identify changing environmental conditions and inform decisions regarding private and public mitigation actions.

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Program’s web site. Our 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 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
  • Land preservation
  • Natural resource protection
  • Water and Sewer planning  
  • Watershed 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