Safe & Healthy Boating


Back Creek is the heart of Annapolis’ commercial maritime industry and home to the city’s largest yacht yards and marinas. Maintaining Annapolis as a recreational boating and world-class maritime destination is key.

On 24 October 2016, the Back Creek Conservancy Board recommended to the County Executive that the county “would benefit from having its waters declared a No Discharge Zone and such an application should be pursued through appropriate authorities.” Both Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis advisory bodies have called for the federal designation of a No Discharge Zone throughout the county’s and city’s tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay.

Read the supporting documents: No Discharge Zone.