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River Sediment Remediation – Webinar Recap

September 20, 2022

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang of the Waterfront Law Team and Joe Rieger of the Elizabeth River Project discuss the legal landscape of remediating contaminated sediments, how waterways become contaminated and the cleanup methodologies. Read the full article.

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How RGGI Helps Waterfront Property Owners Preserve Property Value

September 19, 2022

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI” or “Reggie”) fights global warming by managing the amount of CO2 that fossil-fueled electric powerplants release into the air. Waterfront property owners need to know that earlier this month Virginia Read the full article.

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The Waterfront Law Team Joined Elizabeth River Project for a Community Cleanup

August 18, 2022

The Waterfront Law Team worked with volunteers from Elizabeth River Project to remove trash and debris from Knitting Mill Creek in Norfolk. Read the full article.

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Virginia Law on a Dam Owner’s Liability After a Dam Failure

August 17, 2022

A previous article in this blog explains Virginia law regarding dams, the Virginia Dam Safety Act and its implementing regulations. This article explains the dam owner’s legal exposure when the dam fails. Read the full article.

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Fisheries Management in Virginia

July 20, 2022

Fisheries management in Virginia is imperative to protecting saltwater fisheries in our tidal waters. Read on to learn more about the agencies and resources that help ensure the conservation of our waterways. Read the full article.

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Updates on Living Shorelines – Webinar Recap

July 5, 2022

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang of the Waterfront Law Team and Vince Bowhers of Lynnhaven River NOW discuss updates on Virginia’s new living shorelines law as well as lessons learned in building living shorelines and navigating the permit process. Read the full article.

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Virginia Law and Regulation Regarding Dam Safety

June 23, 2022

Virginia is home to thousands of dams both public and private. With so many dams it should come as no surprise that clients often contact our waterfront law team with legal questions pertaining to dams. In this article we will attempt to answer Read the full article.

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What to do About Bad Actors Causing Trouble on the Water – Webinar Recap

June 21, 2022

In our latest webinar, we cover the importance of bottomland ownership, how your property lines relate to the riparian area, and how maritime law and law enforcement can help. Read the full article.

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Restore the Shore 2022 - Community Cleanup

June 20, 2022

On Saturday, June 11, Pender & Coward, along with community partners Elizabeth River Project and City of Norfolk, rallied volunteers to return to our adopted shoreline along the Elizabeth River to remove 1,200 pounds of trash and debris that Read the full article.

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