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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.

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Defining Riparian Rights at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

September 11, 2020

Presenting At the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar AssociationPender & Coward’s very own Bryan Peeples will be presenting at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association on Wednesday, September 16, about riparian Read the full article.

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Cleaning Up Oak Springs Park with Lynnhaven River NOW

August 19, 2020

Learn how our waterfront law team participated in a Lynnhaven River NOW cleanup event, and the work Lynnhaven River NOW is doing for Virginia Beach. Read the full article.

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Virginia’s New Battle Plan Against Flood - Effective July 1, 2020

August 11, 2020

Learn about Virginia's flooding problem, and HB 1313, its new battle plan against it. Read the full article.

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HB586 Aims to Keep PFAS Out of Our Drinking Water - Effective July 1, 2020

August 4, 2020

What is PFAS?Unless you are familiar with operations at a large manufacturing facility or a military installation, chances are you are unfamiliar with the term PFAS. Regardless of your familiarity Read the full article.