May 13 2015 Blackwater Patrol

17 May
May 17, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 13th through the 15th on the Blackwater below Franklin.  The water was 73 degrees and kinda muddy looking.  Air temps ranged from 48 to 75 degrees.  Man, what a nice trip weather wise!  Read more →

April 2015 BNRP Meeting Minutes

17 May
May 17, 2015

As recorded by Felice Hancock, Recording Secretary. The Meeting at The Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had 7 people attending, including BNRP Board Members:  Jeff Turner, Curtis Newsome, Nancy Turner, Sherri Woodard, and Anne Parker.  Chairman Newsome called the meeting to order with a welcome and requested that Secretary Hancock read the March Minutes.  Jeff Turner motioned that the minutes be approved, seconded by Anne Parker—motion passed.  Read more →

May 5th Blackwater Patrol

10 May
May 10, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 5th through the 7th on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge.  The water was 5.50 on the USGS gauge in Burdette, 63 degrees and fast.  Read more →

April 21st through 25th Riverkeeper Patrols

26 Apr
April 26, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 21st through the 22nd on the Nottoway in the Courtland area. Then had to pull out because of weather. Then went back for 3 more days further downriver. So this is a double whammy trip and now I’ll continue with leg 1. Read more →

April 11 Riverkeeper Patrol

19 Apr
April 19, 2015

Moonpie and I spent the 11th through the 13th on the Nottoway in the Courtland area.  The water was 8.30 on the USGS gauge at Sebrell and 64 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 48 to 73, very nice weather indeed.   The first day I was out I kinda scouted around downriver from Courtland looking for evidence of the Styrofoam from the upriver dump-site. In case you have not seen it in the news, some numskull dumped a bunch of ruble from the Beales Meatpacking demolition that was full of Styrofoam near the river above Vicks Island.  Read more →

Blackwater Dump Site Investigated

19 Apr
April 19, 2015

Moonpie and I were saddened to find out that a once great fishing and upper river canoe access location along the Blackwater River in Isle of Wight County has been turned into a dumpsite.  Near where the train tracks cross the river in Zuni, the once beautiful scenery is now ruined with bagfuls of household garbage, building materials beer bottles etc.  Read more →

Clean Rivers Day 2015

17 Apr
April 17, 2015

A big thank you goes out to all that participated on CRD 2015. I also would like to thank the City of Franklin, Southampton County and VDOT for their help in making the 15th CRD possible. Teams that participated this year that have “weighed in” are Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority Inc, Caleb Nixon, Dean Wagonbach, Team Debbie March, Franklin Garden Club, Mike Wrenn, Nottoway Indian Tribe of Va., Team P3, PDCCC, Turning Point Apostolic Ministry, Southampton Academy, Historic Southside Master Naturalist, Team Turner/Rogers, Team Curtis Newsome, Cynthia Litman, Team Riverkeeper,Team Dick Gilbert, Team Bracy, Team Lockwood and Team Haas/Zuni Ruritans, Boy Scout Troop 17 and Team Rotary. The heavy hitting team this year with most weight picked up was the Historic Southside Master Naturalist team. Total weight picked up for CRD 2015 now is at 2875 pounds with 84 volunteers.

March 2015 Meeting Minutes

06 Apr
April 6, 2015

Blackwater-Nottoway Riverkeeper Program

March 11, 2015                                                                                                          as recorded by Felice Hancock, Recording Secretary

The meeting at the Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had 8 people attending, including BNRP Board Members:  Jeff Turner, Curtis Newsome, Nancy Turner and Anne Parker. Chairman Newsome called the meeting to order with a welcome and requested that Secretary Hancock read the February Minutes.  Nancy Turner motioned that the minutes be approved and Anne Parker seconded – February 2015 Minutes were passed. Read more →

March 15 Riverkeeper Patrol

23 Mar
March 23, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 15th through the 17th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 50 degrees. Air temps ranged from 39 to 75 degrees. Read more →

February 3rd Riverkeeper Patrol

23 Mar
March 23, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 3rd through the 5th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was fast and a very cold 36 degrees. Air temps ranged from 26 to 55. Read more →


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