A combination of tradition and community spirit makes the Town of Sharptown, Maryland, a wonderful destination for residence and visitor's alike. Sharptown's vibrant history and modernizing services mold together to form a highly dynamic town where family and community values still matter.
Sharptown Community Planting
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be hosting a native tree planting in Sharptown, MD, along the Nanticoke River. The project aims to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution while beautifying two of Sharptown's local parks--Cherry Beach Park and Cope Bennett Park. We need several volunteers on Saturday, March 29th (April 5th rain date) from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm to plant trees (if needed) but mostly to cart wheel barrels, spread mulch and compost, and enjoy a free lunch.
This is a 2.5 acre planting project that will require physical labor. 116 students from Mardela Springs Middle/High School will be planting 400 native trees and shrubs at the park and behind the wastewater treatment plant the day before. We need the community to help finish the job and help these trees thrive! Please wear long pants and close-toed sturdy shoes or boots. Bring work gloves and shovels if you can. You will be doing a tree-mendous service to your environment and local waterways.
Contact Lisa Baird at email@example.com, 410-443-8878 for more info and to sign up. Thank you to the Governor O’Malley’s Stream Restoration Challenge grant for funding this project.
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be hosting three free workshops for Sharptown residents that will provide resources and tools (including free soil tests and rain barrels) to help improve water quality along the Nanticoke River. Workshops are limited to the first 20 individuals/couples to register. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 22, Saturday, May 17, and Saturday, June 28. For more information, please contact Beth Wasden at 443.944.1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON THE LISTED HOLIDAYS IN 2014:
Friday, April 18th - Good Friday
Monday, May 26th – Memorial Day
Friday, July 4th – Fourth of July
Monday, September 1st – Labor Day
Tuesday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 27th – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Friday
Thursday, December 25th – Christmas Day
WICOMICOCOUNTY TO LAUNCH CITIZEN WARNING/ALERT SIREN SYSTEM
Alert system will go into effect on September 11th
Salisbury,MD– Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Emergency Services announce the implementation of a new Citizen Warning/Alert Siren System. The warning system is designed to alert residents and visitors ofWicomicoCountyabout an imminent hazard to include weather-related danger such as a tornado warning.
The specific emergency alerts will be broadcast over any or all of the 13 sirens located at local fire departments and the two maintained by the Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services. Wicomico’s siren system can be activated for either the entire county or for specific affected areas. In the event of an imminent hazard the alert tone – which differs from fire station alarms – will sound for a sustained 2 minutes. When the sirens sound, citizens should seek shelter immediately and then tune into local news media for additional information. Citizens should not call 9-1-1 to determine the hazard causing the activation.
“The siren system will be used to alert citizens of an imminent hazard,” said David Shipley, Director of Emergency Services for WicomicoCounty, “September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a great opportunity to talk with your children and elderly parents to ensure they know proper procedures.”
A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or that a developing tornado is reported by trained spotters or indicated on Doppler radar. A warning is typically issued for a small area for less than an hour.WicomicoCounty’s sirens do not sound an “All Clear” tone, so consult the news media to learn when the danger has lifted.
The Department of Emergency Services strongly suggests citizens purchase a NOAA Weather All-Hazards Radio. NOAA Weather All Hazards Radios (NWR) are a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official weather service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24/7 providing comprehensive weather and emergency information.
Frequently Asked Questions?
What is the Citizen Alert/Warning Siren System?
The warning system is designed to alert residents and visitors ofWicomicoCountyabout imminent hazards. The specific emergency alerts will be broadcast over any or all of the 13 sirens located at local fire departments and the two maintained by the Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services. In the event of an imminent hazard, the alert tone will sound for a sustained 2 minutes.
Why do the sirens go off every first Monday?
They are tested at 7:30pm the first Monday of every month. During the monthly test, the siren emits a single 10 second sustained alert tone. Residents should use this test as an opportunity to review emergency procedures.
In the event of a disaster, the alert tone will sound for a sustained 2 minutes.
What if I hear the siren at another time?
If you hear the siren at a time other than its regular tests on the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm:
Stop what you are doing
Seek shelter immediately
Tune into local news media for additional information
Avoid using the telephone. Do not call 9-1-1, unless you have a life-threatening emergency
WicomicoCounty’s sirens do not sound an “All Clear” tone, so consult the news media to learn when the danger has lifted
The Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services will be posting severe weather awareness tips and information on its Facebook page: