Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County, Virginia

Learn How to Protect the Chesapeake Bay if You Live Near a River, Stream or Shoreline


  • The Board of Supervisors declared June 4-12 as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week to increase understanding of this important estuary and the role it plays in our environment.
  • Protecting and preserving the environment for the next generation is crucial to the community and a key focus of the Countywide Strategic Plan.
  • Development within a designated Resource Protection Area requires prior approval from the county.
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