is the Chesapeake Bay
Bay Critical Area is the 1,000-foot wide ribbon of land around
the Bay and its tidal tributaries that is designated by the state
for special protection to minimize adverse effects on water quality
and natural habitats.
should use this book?
Green Book for the Bay is aimed at those who own, live and work on residential
properties in the Critical Area in the mid-Shore counties of Caroline,
Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. However, the landscaping
practices described in this book are applicable for all who are
interested in protecting water quality and wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay watershed with Bay-friendly landscape management.
does The Green Book for the Bay
Introduction to the Chesapeake
Bay Critical Area
Rules, Regulations, and Guidance
13 Frequently Asked Questions
Top 10 Practices for Critical Area Properties
TO GET YOUR COPY:
are available from Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and
Talbot counties’ planning offices. Contact information for the
county planning offices is here.
To receive a copy by mail, send your name, email address, mailing
address, and $5 for shipping and handling to: The Green Book for
the Bay, Adkins Arboretum, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660.
further information, contact Adkins Arboretum at
(410) 634-2847, ext 0, or by email at