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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-90) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 830]
Action Amendment to incorporate additional requirements related to preservation of mature trees and replanting of trees into existing criteria.
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Comment Period Ends 5/3/2021
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3/9/21  3:27 pm
Commenter: Patricia VonOhlen

Accounting for the value of trees in the Chesapeake Bay Preservtion Act.

I am a Virgina Master Naturalists and I have been reading and learning about the value of trees.  The service benefits are numerous and they can provide stability and prevent erosion along lands that border our rivers and streams and The Chesapeake Bay.  They filter and remove pollutants from storm water which has been a big source of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that enter our waterways in run-off.  Trees can offset this environmental damage.  Because they protect and preserve the lands in the RPA, adding language to prohibit removal of large trees and allowing positive credits for adding trees and shrubs in the RPA will be beneficial changes.  

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