December 11th Blackwater Patrol

15 Dec
December 15, 2014

Beaver’s Open New Grocery Store
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 11th through the 13th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Read more →

November 2014 meeting Minutes

10 Dec
December 10, 2014

as recorded by John Bunch
The November 12th BNRP meeting at PDCCC’s Workforce Development’s Center had 5 members in attendance – Read more →

October 2014 meeting Minutes

10 Dec
December 10, 2014

As recorded by Felice Hancock, Secretary
The BNRP meeting at Paul. D. Camp Community College Workforce Center’s Conference Room had seven (7) people attending on October 8, Read more →

Moonpie Book Now Available For Christmas Presents

08 Dec
December 8, 2014

I have written a book. “The Tails of Moonpie and the Riverkeeper” The Peanut Patch is the exclusive retailer of the book. Of course I will have some also. The book is $15 and available now. Shannon Bicknell is the Gift Shop Manager at the Peanut Patch. The contact number there is 653-2028. The book is a collection of Moonpie and my adventures on the rivers over the years and includes sketches of the antics of Moonpie.MPfullcoversm

December 3rd 2014 Blackwater Patrol

08 Dec
December 8, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 3rd through the 5th on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was 45 degrees and 6 ft on the USGS gauge in Burdette. Air temps ranged from 36 to 55. Trash was light and I saw no water quality issues. Read more →

November 28 2014 Blackwater Patrol

08 Dec
December 8, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 28th through the 30th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 44 degrees. Air temps ranged from 28 to 63 degrees. Read more →

November 14 Riverkeeper Patrol

18 Nov
November 18, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 14th through the 16th on the Nottoway below Delaware. The water was 52 degrees clear and as low as I have ever seen it in my entire life. Read more →

November 8 Riverkeeper Patrol

11 Nov
November 11, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 8th through the 10th on the Nottoway below the Bronco Club. The water was clear and 56 degrees, air temps ranged from 37 to 65 degrees. I saw very little trash and saw no water quality issues. Read more →

November 3rd Riverkeeper Patrol

11 Nov
November 11, 2014

Well after being out of service for a couple of weeks due to back problems, I got to feeling better and decided to try a 3 day trip on the Blackwater the 3rd through the 5th. I got Moonpie to do some of the heavy lifting for me so that helped a lot. Yea, right! Read more →

October 12th Riverkeeper Patrol

11 Nov
November 11, 2014

Heavy Mast, Harsh Winter?
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 12th through the 14th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Right off the bat we had an interesting occurrence on this trip. I had not gone a mile out of the yard when a bald eagle flew up from beside the road. The strange thing was that when it took off it started flying down the road right in front of us and kept on going like that for like a 1/8 of a mile. Read more →


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