COUNTY EXECUTIVE BOB CULVER ANNOUNCES PIRATE’S WHARF PLANS

 

WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE

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  Bob Culver                                                                                    R. Wayne Strausburg

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 8, 2019

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE BOB CULVER ANNOUNCES PIRATE’S WHARF PLANS

 

Plans are in the works to develop Wicomico County’s newest park, the property known as “Pirate’s Wharf.”  The future park is expected to include features including water access, a trail system and a public gathering space and will be designed to retain its natural beauty.  Located in Quantico, the property includes approximately 340 acres along the Wicomico River which includes a wooded area on the other side of Whitehaven Road.

 

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is pleased that after many years, this beautiful property will be open to the public.

 

“It’s a very versatile space,” Culver said. “It offers open land for numerous opportunities, woods for hiking and river access.”

 

“The vision for the property has been shared by Executive Culver, the work group he commissioned in 2017 and members of the public,” explained Steve Miller, Director of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism.

 

“The priority has been public access and creating opportunities for leisure recreation, which I think people will really enjoy,” Miller said.

 

The Wicomico County Council recently voted to accept a federal grant award of $820,000 from the National Park Service through the Land and Water Conservation Fund for development of the property. The grant is administered through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

 

Andrews, Miller & Associates, a division of Davis, Bowen & Friedel, has been hired to create a master plan for the project, and a committee will be working with the planner, Miller said.

 

One of those committee members is Dr. Judith Stribling, who chairs Wicomico County’s Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Committee.

 

Dr. Stribling said the focus will be on passive recreation, not active recreation. For example, there will be hiking trails, but not baseball fields.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “COUNTY EXECUTIVE BOB CULVER ANNOUNCES PIRATE’S WHARF PLANS

  1. This Libtard doesn’t even live in Wicomico County. Shows you how stupid Bob Culver is!!

    “One of those committee members is Dr. Judith Stribling, who chairs Wicomico County’s Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Committee.”

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  2. This sounds like a wonderful project. My big concern is who is going to maintain the park and keep it clean. Hopefully, Mr Culver will not let the rec and parks dept. anywhere near that place. Everything they touch turns to crap. Just look at any of the ball fields in this county and show me one that looks nice. CAN’T BE DONE. Go look at fields in Worcester County – completely different story. I recently worked at the Civic Center and heard the guys from the parks dept. could grow grass on rt 13, that may be true, but they damn sure can’t grow it on any outfields. They will probably put artificial turf over the entire property.

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  3. I’m with 819, I’ve worked for the county for a long time, seldom have I heard a good word about that bunch. I also play softball and the fields really do suck. I think it’s time for the county to really consider subbing these fields out. I’m sure they would look much better and the county wouldn’t have to pay all the benefits to people who obviously don’t know what they are doing. By the way, what do you think all those guys are doing today, there hasn’t been a game to prep for in 3 months and there won’t be for another 2 months. Yes, I am a county worker but I am also a taxpayer. I’m seeing way way too much waste. I’d like to have 10% of the money rec and parks wastes on gas each year.

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  4. Is it true Blackbeard sailed there and had a secret hideout? If you find the tree and use the scarab on a string it points to the spot with the X. I need to go metel detectings there for gold

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