April 20-25 Blackwater Patrol 2016

27 Apr
April 27, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 20th and 21st on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was 64 and air temps ranged from 42 to 80.  We were scheduled to stay 3 days but on the 2nd day NOAA said it was going to rain that night so we came in. It did not rain. Read more →

April 10-14 Nottoway Patrol 2016

27 Apr
April 27, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 10th through the 11th, then the 14th through the 16th on the Nottoway in the Courtland area. Read more →

March 29 2016 Blackwater Patrol

27 Apr
April 27, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 29th through the 31st on the Blackwater below Franklin. The river was normal and 61 degrees. Air temps ranged from 39 to 75 degrees and it was WINDY and very yellow.  Believe it or not the trash on this trip was light! Yes, so I do not always say it was the heaviest I have ever seen. Read more →

March 2016 Meeting Minutes

17 Apr
April 17, 2016

The monthly meeting held at The Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had 7 people attending, including BNRP Board Members:  Jeff Turner (tying in with a conference call while on the river), Nancy Turner, Anne Parker, and Curtis Newsome. Bobby Turner and Curt Newsome, were in attendance along with John Bunch acting as Secretary due to Felice Hancock’s absence. Read more →

March 22 2016 Nottoway Patrol

03 Apr
April 3, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 22nd through the 23rd on the Nottoway in the Courtland area.  The water was a little high at 8.11 ft on the Sebrell USGS gauge, tinted and 51 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 30 to 76 degrees.  It was a full moon trip, which made it really awesome.  Read more →

March 15 2016 Nottoway Patrol

03 Apr
April 3, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 15th through the 17th on the Nottoway in the Delaware area launching from Hercules Landing.  The water was muddy, a little high and 50 degrees. Air temps ranged from 47 to 82. Read more →

March 7th 2016 Blackwater Patrol

03 Apr
April 3, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 7th through the 10th, yes four days on the Blackwater below Franklin. The river was normal and 46 degrees, air temps ranged from 44 to 75. Trash on this trip was, well let’s just say there was plenty to be had. Read more →

February 10th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

10 Mar
March 10, 2016

As recorded by John Bunch, acting Secretary

The monthly meeting at The Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had 7 people attending, including BNRP Board Members:  Jeff Turner, Nancy Turner, Sherri Woodard, and Anne Parker. Bobby Turner and visiting Lawson Wallace, with his 2 parents from Wakefield, were in attendance along with John Bunch acting as Secretary due to Felice Hancock’s absence. Read more →

April Designated as Clean Rivers Month

01 Mar
March 1, 2016

Clean Rivers Month 2016 (CRM), the entire month of April, is a community effort to clean up around the Blackwater & Nottoway Rivers. This 15th annual clean up is accomplished by teams and individuals going out on our rivers, streams and ditches, parking lots, even your yard or wherever, and picking up litter, trash and other junk.  To date we have removed over 89,000 pounds of trash from our little piece of the world.  CRM is a great opportunity for folks to contribute to the health of the community we live in.  As always I will have litter getters and bags for those who need them.  Teams or individuals can pick their own locations or I can find you one.  Look for places where roads cross a stream, places where the trash could be carried to the rivers.  If you pick your own location it is very important that you let me know where that is so I will not send another team there.  My advice is to go ahead and start looking around at river and swamp bridge crossings or ditches etc. in your area as a place for you or your team to clean up.  Teams can pick a day or days during the entire month of April. Teams need to keep count of bag and participant totals, totals of tires etc. and send that information to me after the clean-up. Make note of your “most unusual item found” and be sure to take pictures to send to me.  More details will follow when you sign up. Email me at blknotkpr@earthlink.net or call me at 562-5173 to get signed up.  This is a great community event to get involved in.  Please mark the month of April on your organization’s calendar.

February 19 Blackwater Patrol

26 Feb
February 26, 2016

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high and fast at 2.20 on the Franklin 258 river gauge. Water temp was 39 degrees and air temps ranged from 38 to 68 degrees.  Read more →


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