Tidal wetlands serve as spawning and nursery grounds for a variety of marine life. In addition to their habitat value, these areas also assist in flood control, improve water quality, reduce erosion, and serve as an important food source for marine and inland wildlife.
Activitivies altering, using, filling or impacting tidal wetlands, such as but not limited to bulkheads, riprap, boat ramps, and road crossings may require review by and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) and potentially other agencies.
Submit your JPA for shoreline stabilization or pier projects to VMRC:
Marine Resources Commission
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
VMRC will route copies of the JPA to King and Queen County and the other participating federal, state, and local agencies. Each agency processes the application independently and decides whether a permit for the proposal is required. Each agency will respond separately to the applicant.