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Waterfront Law Team: 2020 in Review

December 10, 2020

2020 was a tough year for everyone, but our Waterfront Law Team truly leaned in to our local partnerships to help keep our community clean. Learn more about the organizations we partnered with, and how you can get involved. Read the full article.

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Can Local Wetlands Boards and VMRC Issue a Permit for a Hardened Shoreline if Living Shorelines Cost Too Much?

December 10, 2020

This is our final article examining the new living shoreline law, Senate Bill 776 (SB776), adopted in the 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Read the full article.

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Supreme Court Case Determines Rights of Oyster Grounds Lessees

December 10, 2020

Supreme Court Decision for Holders of Oyster Leases On December 10, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court issued an important decision in a case where the holders of oyster leases sought monetary damages Read the full article.

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Planting Native Species with Elizabeth River Project

November 21, 2020

Waterfront Law Team Visits Paradise Creek Nature ParkOn November 14, 5 attorneys on our Waterfront Law Team supported Elizabeth River Project in planting native species in a lengthy bioswale at Read the full article.

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SB776 Requires Proof for Hardened Shoreline Installation

November 6, 2020

Learn about SB776's requirement to provide "the best available science" that a hardened shoreline would be more suitable. Our riparian rights team analyzes how this affects waterfront property owners. Read the full article.

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The Virginia Marine Resources Commission's Implementation of the Living Shoreline Requirement in SB776

October 20, 2020

Learn more about the challenges the Virginia Marine Resource Commission is facing with SB776, and the steps the VMRC is taking to continue to carry out its responsibilities. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Partners with Lynnhaven River NOW to Clean Lake Windsor

October 20, 2020

Our waterfront law team partnered with Lynnhaven River NOW to clean Lake Windsor. Read more about how much trash our team picked up, and LRNOW's dedication to cleaning Virginia's waterways. Read the full article.

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Virginia Marine Resources Commission

October 8, 2020

Learn more about the VMRC's authority of the marine resources in Virginia from the territorial sea to the fall line of all Virginia’s tidal rivers and streams. Read the full article.

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Teaming Up with Lynnhaven River NOW to Clean Up Pungo Ferry Landing

September 25, 2020

The Waterfront Law team of Pender & Coward once again teams up with Lynnhaven River NOW to clean up the Pungo Ferry Landing. Read the full article.