As we look back on 2020, many of us will agree, it is a year we would rather forget. But here at the Waterfront Law Team, we will look back on 2020 as a year in which we truly leaned in to our local partnerships to help keep our community clean.

Over the past year, we averaged at least one land or water based cleanup per month. From partnering with the Elizabeth River ProjectLynnhaven River NOW and Hoffler Creek to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Shore Delivery Corps, we accomplished much to be proud of:

 

  1. Donated more than 100 volunteer hours to local cleanup efforts;

  2. Delivered much needed supplies to people shut in by COVID-19 on the Eastern Shore;

  3. Removed nearly 1,000 pounds of bottles, cans, tires, cigarettes, plastic bags, batteries, computers, televisions, microwaves and more from local parks, nature preserves and waterways; and 

  4. Walked more than 200 miles to take steps towards a saved Chesapeake Bay.

 

In addition to volunteering our time, the Waterfront Law Team worked to recognize all the efforts by our local hospitals as they shouldered the burden of caring for our most critically ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. During April and May, we delivered Amici's Pizza and Hershey's chocolate bars to nurses and staff at both Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA.

Lastly, as in person fundraising events largely disappeared, the team ensured our local partners still felt our support through sponsorship of virtual endeavors. We were proud to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's virtual Walk the Watershed event, the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore MLK Day Breakfast, the Elizabeth River Project's River Star Business luncheon and to become a Pearl Business member with the Lynnhaven River NOW organization. 

Looking to Get Involved with Cleanup Efforts in 2021?

If you or your company are interested in learning more about local cleanup efforts in 2021 and would like to get involved, please let us know! You can contact Jim Lang for more information at jlang@pendercoward.com.