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 →

Clean Rivers Day 2015

19 Mar
March 19, 2015

Clean Rivers Day 2015 on March 28 (Saturday) is a community effort to clean up around the Blackwater & Nottoway Rivers. This 14th 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 86,000 pounds of trash from our little piece of the world. CRD 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 like 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 what time of day they want to work and how long. 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 put this date on your organizations Calendar now.

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 →

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


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