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Riparian Property Rights Vs Oyster Aquaculture

VMRC and Oyster Farms in Virginia - How to get Oyster Leases and More

February 9, 2021

Oyster aquaculture is not only an important part of the Virginia economy, but it also plays a vital role in improving Virginia's waters. Read the full article.

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New Living Shoreline Flourishes on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia

February 1, 2021

Read more about the new Virginia law utilizing living shorelines to protect waterfront property from erosion, and its success on the Lamberts Point coal terminal. Read the full article.

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State Water Control Board Adopts More Stringent Requirements for Poultry Industry

January 22, 2021

Read more about VA's State Water Control Board's new amendment requirements for poultry operators, brokers who transfer poultry waste, and for the “end-users” who receive poultry waste. Read the full article.

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2021 Elizabeth River Project River Star Businesses Event

January 19, 2021

Pender & Coward receives its second River Star award from the Elizabeth River Project. Read more about the event and our dedicated work in the community. Read the full article.

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Dr. King Community Unity Day Celebration with Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore

January 19, 2021

Read more about Jim Lang Waterfront Law's participation in this year's Community Unity Day Celebration with CBES where we joined their radio broadcast and helped sponsor the event. Read the full article.

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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.