Virginia’s Local Wetlands Boards were Focus of May 5, 2016, Tidal Wetlands Workshop at VIMS

On May 5, 2016, at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, Va., the Institute’s Center for Coastal Resource Management held its annual Spring Tidal Wetlands Workshop.  The theme was “Legal Authority, Roles, and Responsibilities of Local Wetlands Boards.”  The program will covered the various legal challenges that Wetlands Boards deal with on a regular basis.  Some of the topics were the legal authority granted by the Code of Virginia, public hearings, the living shoreline preference policy, wetlands compensation, and enforcement and compliance matters.

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009 Marshland at Wachapreague Oct6 2007USED Grouper 3-14-16

Tidal marsh at Wachapreague, Va. (Accomack County), October 6, 2007.

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