If you know me, you know I love relaxing with family and friends at Lake Anna! When I was asked to attend a recent meeting on The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and residential development on Lake Anna hosted by the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS, I blocked the time on my schedule. Presentations included an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and compliance requirements from Department of Environmental Quality staff; specific storm water management requirements in Spotsylvania County from county staff; and Louisa County Shoreline Regulations presented by Raleigh Coleman of the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. As the DEQ representatives pointed out, Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties have different requirements based on their geographic location to the Chesapeake Bay as outlined in the act.
If you own land or plan to build on Lake Anna, it would be good to review the regulations with the local government representatives prior to starting work to ensure compliance. Better safe than sorry! Thanks to the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS and the local governments for pulling together and providing the information plus the meetings sponsor, Gene Newman of Fulton Mortgage!