The Chesapeake Bay is the largest and most productive estuary in the United States.
Created in 1984 by the Critical Area Act, the Commission is a 29-member autonomous body appointed by the Governor. The Commission is responsible for upholding the three goals of the Critical Area Law: to minimize adverse impacts on water quality from stormwater runoff; conserve fish, wildlife and plant habitat; and establish land use policies to accommodate growth, but recognize that human activities in the Critical Area can create adverse environmental impacts....(More)
Critical Area Commission
1804 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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