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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.

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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.