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MLK Community Unity Day Celebration!

January 24, 2023

The Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward supported Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) during their MLK Community Unity Celebration at Giddens' Do Drop Inn. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Assists Elizabeth River Project in January Cleanup

January 24, 2023

On a cold Saturday in January, members from the Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward supported the first community cleanup of the year, hosted by the Elizabeth River Project. Read the full article.

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WOTUS: Why Does it Matter? What Does it Mean?

January 20, 2023

Explore the debate over "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) and its impact on the Clean Water Act; understand the regulatory authority on wetlands and discover the cost of permits and penalties for violating WOTUS regulations. Read the full article.

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King's Grant Confers Private Ownership of Submerged VA Land

December 13, 2022

Virginia law is that the Commonwealth of Virginia owns the bed of the rivers, creeks, bays and the sea all throughout the state. This article examines one exception, private ownership of bottomland based on a King’s grant. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Helps Lynnhaven River NOW Plant Trees

November 28, 2022

Earlier this month, the Waterfront Law Team supported Lynnhaven River NOW in their two-day community tree planting project. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Property Owners Who Hunt Ducks or Other Waterfowl in the Commonwealth of Virginia

November 28, 2022

Learn more about an often overlooked waterfront property benefit in Virginia, the ability of the waterfront property owner to erect a stationary blind on shore and in the public waters for the purpose of hunting ducks or other waterfowl. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Recognized as River Star Business Volunteers of the Year

November 23, 2022

On Saturday, November 12th, the Waterfront Law Team was thrilled to attend the first annual Volunteer Appreciation Party hosted by the Elizabeth River Project. Read the full article.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Looks at Isolated Wetlands and WOTUS . . . Again!

October 27, 2022

In examining the Sackett case, the U.S. Supreme Court will tell us whether an area of isolated wetlands is within the WOTUS and, hence, whether the EPA and the Army Corps can apply their wetlands regulatory authority at that particular location. Read the full article.

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The Waterfront Law Team Supports the 29th Annual CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour

October 26, 2022

On Saturday, October 22nd, the team from the Waterfront Law Team supported Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) in their 29th annual Between the Waters Bike Tour. Read the full article.

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