Latest news & announcements

2020 Harbor Day at the Docks Goes Virtual

It is with a measure of sadness, that Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff announce that Harbor Day at the Docks, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 17, has been cancelled. However, there will be a new virtual component to this event for 2020.

Commissioners Announce New Emergency Management Planner

Snow Hill, Maryland – (August 12, 2020): The Worcester County Commissioners named Laraine Buck as the new emergency management planner within Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES). She joined WCES on May 18, 2020.

New Easements Increase Land Conserved in Worcester County by 1,801 Acres

Snow Hill, Maryland – (August 6, 2020): With the addition of three new permanent easements this summer, Worcester County Environmental Programs (WCEP) professionals, in partnership with the Board of Public Works, have conserved an additional 1,801 acres of land in Worcester County.

Worcester County Cancels Ban on Outdoor Burning Beginning Aug 5

Snow Hill, Maryland (August 4, 2020): The outdoor burning ban in effect for Worcester County since the first week in July will be lifted beginning at 8 a.m. on August 5, 2020.

All who conduct outdoor burnings, regardless of the type, are reminded that the law requires any fire to be attended from start to extinguishment. Precautions for having the proper tools and safe water supply are also required.

For further information, contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410-632-5666.


Tropical storm warning issued for area

Snow Hill, Maryland (August 3, 2020): the National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is predicted to impact the area beginning late Monday through Tuesday, August 3-4. Worcester County will likely experience heavy rain, tropical storm-force winds, and potential tornadoes. Expect potential wind damage and power outages.

Bay Bridge (US 50/301) Lane Closures and Traffic Patterns Scheduled for the Week of Aug. 2 – 8

The westbound span may be closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning for preservation/maintenance work.

Overnight/off-peak work on the westbound span will include deck/joint repairs and replacements that will result in periods of steel plates placed in the center and left lanes.

Program with Puerto Rican Chamber for Employee Recruitment

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Worcester County Economic Development & Tourism and Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association to find a solution to assist with the workforce shortage in Ocean City and Worcester County.