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 →

January 19 Riverkeeper Patrol

23 Mar
March 23, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Blackwater above Burdette. The water was COLD at 38 degrees and according to the USGS gauge there 7.70 ft. Air temps ranged from 30 to 60 degrees. Read more →

December/January Minutes

13 Feb
February 13, 2015

Blackwater-Nottoway RiverKeeper Program
February 11, 2015
As recorded by Felice Hancock

On February 11, 2015 the BNRP meet at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Workforce Development Center and had 8 members in attendance. Read more →

December 17 Blackwater Patrol

20 Dec
December 20, 2014

Monkey’s Afoot On Blackwater
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 17th through the 19th on the Blackwater above Burdette. The water was clear, 40 degrees and 4.26 on the USGS gauge at Burdette. Read more →

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 →


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