Can I remove vegetation within an RPA?
In accordance with state regulations, existing vegetation may be removed only if approved by the City and only to provide for reasonable sight lines, access paths, removal of invasive plant species, general woodlot management, and best management practices to prevent erosion. The City determines what is reasonable through guidance provided by the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board.

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1. What is a perennial stream?
2. If my home is within an RPA, can I still make an addition?
3. Are decks allowed within the RPA?
4. Are new sheds allowed within the RPA?
5. Can I remove vegetation within an RPA?
6. What if I want to redevelop my property?
7. What is the exception process?
8. Are there penalties for violating RPA restrictions?
9. Where can I find additional information?
10. What is a Resource Protection Area (RPA)?
11. How do I know if my property is within the RPA?
12. What an I allowed to do within the RPA?