(January 17, 2014) – The Town of Ocean City is reminding citizens that the administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The normal trash pick-up schedule will be in effect. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and City Council will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21.
(January 16, 2014) – For the eighth year in a row, the Town of Ocean City will be offering Beach District Plants to the public for planting in the secondary dune area. The plants being offered are hardy plants that tolerate the harsh environment of the ocean front areas. In addition, these plants provide habitat enhancement, food and shelter, water quality treatment and erosion control to the secondary dune area, which tends to be overlooked.
“We began this program to help the health of the beach and address an area behind the dune which was in need of attention,” said Town of Ocean City Environmental Engineer Gail Blazer. “The plants are very beneficial to the stability of the dune system and help with erosion and scour. Our residents and property owners love the program and it benefits the environment and the beach, so it is a win for everyone.”
Applications are now being accepted, however, the deadline for all applications is February 15. Ocean front and ocean side residents will have the opportunity to order plants that will need to be picked up at a predetermined date and time. Suitable plants to add to a secondary dune area include beach grass, bayberry, rugosa rose, beach plum, high tide bush, red cedar and panic grass.
For more information or to receive and application, please contact Gail Blazer in the Town’s Engineering Department at (410) 289-8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.