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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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How the Wetlands Laws Apply to Drainage Ditches

October 19, 2022

This article describes how the wetlands laws apply to drainage ditches, or ditches that transport stormwater to control flooding. Read the full article.

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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.