Wicomico Wetlands

Wicomico Wetlands (HMQNA)

Location: Salisbury, MD 21801 Wicomico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.767', W 75° 38.717'

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Wetlands, interspersed with sections of high ground, mark the banks of the Wicomico River as it flows into Chesapeake Bay. These wetlands are vital to the ecosystem, providing habitat for a host of organisms. Wetlands help to filter pollutants from the water and prevent sediments from entering the river and the Bay.

The natural environment along the Wicomico River has changed greatly since the 18th century. Clearing of forests and centuries of agriculture caused erosion that has silted in the river. Pollution and over-fishing led to reductions in many aquatic species and organisms that depend on the river to survive. Habitat destruction and unregulated hunting decimated many animal populations. Pemberton Park's more than 250 acres area place where visitors can see a glimpse of what the Eastern Shore's natural landscape may have looked like in the 18th century.
Placed ByWicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 443612 N 4244415
Decimal Degrees38.34611667, -75.64528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.767', W 75° 38.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 46.02" N, 75° 38' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)410, 302, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5561 Plantation Ln, Salisbury MD 21801, US
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