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Symposium 2009

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

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DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE GREEN BOOK
(PDF FILES)

ENTIRE BOOK
(very large file)

COVER AND CONTENTS

CHAPTERS 1 AND 2

CHAPTER 3
(large file)

CHAPTER 4
(large file)

TERMS AND
RESOURCES

REVISIONS

 

 


 

 

 

 

for the Bay

What is the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area?

Chesapeake 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.

Who should use this book?

The 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.

What does The Green Book for the Bay include?

• Introduction to the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area

• Rules, Regulations, and Guidance

• 13 Frequently Asked Questions

• Top 10 Practices for Critical Area Properties

• Important Terms

• Resources

HOW TO GET YOUR COPY:

Copies 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.

For further information, contact Adkins Arboretum at
(410) 634-2847, ext 0, or by email at info@adkinsarboretum.org

 

 

We gratefully acknowledge the grantors for The Green Book for the Bay:

Chesapeake Bay Trust                   NOAA logo                  Town Creek Foundation logo

   

"FIRST STOP FOR THE BAY" is sponsored by the Shore Land Stewardship Council, an initiative of Adkins Arboretum,
providing professionals and private property owners accurate and consistent information, technical support, and proper referrals
on best landscaping management practices in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area,
with a special focus on the middle Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660
Phone: 410-634-2847, Fax: 410-634-2878, E-mail: info@adkinsarboretum.org