Chesapeake Bay Board Mission Statement:
"To protect and improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by minimizing the impact of human activity on the waters within Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas"
What is the RPA?
RPA stands for Resource Protection Area. The Resource Protection Area is a 100-foot buffer area required around perennial streams, tidal shores, tidal wetlands, and certain non-tidal wetlands. No development or land disturbance is allowed in the 100-foot RPA unless permitted by the County.
Please enjoy our award-winning video, "Vegetated Buffers: Protecting a Vital Resource", which serves as a great learning tool providing valuable information on the steps that can be taken to protect the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding lands and tributaries.