What is the purpose of the RPA?

The RPA is a natural area of trees and other plants which filter and remove pollutants from runoff before the runoff enters a river or wetland area. Plants in the buffer area take up pollutants and improve water quality. Roots keep soil in place and prevent sediment from smothering aquatic animals and blocking sunlight needed by plants for photosynthesis, and much more.

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1. Where are the wetlands?
2. What is the RPA?
3. How often does the Chesapeake Bay Preservation and Erosion Commission meet?
4. How do I know if there is a RPA on my property?
5. When do I need a Land Disturbance Permit?
6. What is the purpose of the RPA?
7. What is a water dependent facility?