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DNR Grant to Help with Salisbury's Bio-Retention Project

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SALISBURY, Md.-Keeping the Chesapeake Bay clean. That's the ultimate goal behind an on-going effort to improve the Wicomico River.

That's why the City of Salisbury is talking about a project to help remove pollutants from some downtown parking lots. One of those lots is lot 12 on Market Street. 

"There will be removal of the existing asphalt and impervious area, " said Paul Mauser who is the project engineer, "the curb will also be relocated up about 20 feet and this will all be a lowered bio-retention area and we will extend that asphalt and cut down through the remainder of the parking lot."

Rob Mulford of Market Street Inn said that this little bit of attention is much needed since the lot is connected to his restaurant.

"This is a great way to hopefully help with the run off and the water working with the river and just co-existing and improving downtown," Mulford said.

Mulford added that even though he is in full support of the project, he's just a bit worried about the impact construction will have on his business.  

"It'll still have a financial impact, " He said,"a lot of times you'll ride by and it looks like we have all this parking space, when this project is taking place it will be partly taking place when SU (Salisbury University) comes back and the first three weeks of October are very very busy weeks."

The project isn't cheap. That's why the city is getting some help in the form of a $250,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

"That's a lot of money," said Sylvia Kerrigan of Parsonsburg.

Kerrigan said that while she's all for doing good for the environment, taxpayer money like that could make its use elsewhere.

"When you have people or the environment, I will always go on the side of the people. Like having problems paying your mortgage need a little help with food and with education," she said.

Mauser said that as part of the project, lot 12 will lose three parking spaces. He said the work is expected to start sometime in the fall and completed by the end of November. 
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