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Attention Virginia Boaters!

Posted: 04/24/2003
by Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.

More information about AW's research on Virginia's navigability laws is available.

If you have had an encounter with a landowner, or experienced access difficulties in Virginia, we would like to hear from you in order to document the problem. Please send a description of the incident to Be sure to include the date and location of the incident you are reporting.

PICTURE: South Fork Piney River, VA by GD. Title "Please take out at the parking area here at the National Forest sign (or take out farther up river). Respect private land at all times."
Jason D. Robertson
635 Joseph Cir
Golden, CO 80403-2349