Chesapeake Bay Resource Protection Areas
The CBPA District is delineated on the CBPA map as one of the following: (1) Resource Protection Area (RPA), or (2) Resource Management Area (RMA),
The Resource Protection Area (RPA) includes all tidal wetlands; tidal waters; non-tidal wetlands connected by surface flow and contiguous to tidal wetlands or water bodies with perennial flow; shorelines; and a one hundred (100) foot vegetated buffer around each such feature and around all water bodies with perennial flow.
The buffer area is designed to retard runoff, prevent erosion, and filter non-point source pollutants from runoff. The buffer area is also designed to achieve a level of 75% reduction in sediments and 40% reduction in nutrients.
For an interactive map, go to Prince William County's Parcel Mapper, the environmental layer and open Resource Protection Area overlay.
Other Useful Links:
- Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act
- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
- Army Corps of Engineers – Services for the Public
- Marine Resource Commission (VMRC)