Pocomoke State Forest is getting bigger. Maryland’s Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 224.5 acres of Worcester County. The Department of Natural Resources had asked the land be brought into the Pocomoke State Forest. Officials say the site has both ecological and recreational benefits, including trails that will link with nearby Pocomoke River State Park. Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton says the acquisition both conserves and protects sensitive habitats while benefitting the community and environment.