Shutting Down This Blog

18 Mar
March 18, 2018

Hello folks, there will be no more post on this blog site. If you want to see what the new Blackwater Nottoway RiverGuard is up to go on its Facebook page

December 19 Blackwater Patrol

27 Dec
December 27, 2017

Goodbye Riverkeeper Hello RiverGuard
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 22nd on the Blackwater below Franklin, yes four days this time. The water was low, had some weird stuff floating on it and was 38 degrees. Don’t know what that brown stuff was, but I’ll find out eventually. Air temps ranged from 33 to 65 degrees. Read more →

December 12 Blackwater Patrol

18 Dec
December 18, 2017

Chilly Willy On The Blackwater
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 14th through the 16th on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was 36 degrees. Air temps ranged from 21 to 55. IT WAS COLD! In fact on the second day by the late afternoon I was as cold as I have been in many years on the river. Read more →

November Meeting Minutes

18 Dec
December 18, 2017

Blackwater-Nottoway Riverkeeper Program
November 7, 2017
As recorded by Felice Hancock, Secretary

The monthly BNRP meeting was held the Work Development Center. Attending were Board Members: Jeff Turner, Nancy Turner, Anne Parker, and Curtis Newsome. Also present were Bobby Turner and Felice Hancock. Read more →

November 14 Nottoway Patrol

09 Dec
December 9, 2017

Possum How?
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 14th through the 16th on the Nottoway below Delaware. The water was 48 degrees. On my prior trip on the 2nd of November the water was 63, that’s a 15-degree drop, which is a lot when talking about a body of water. Read more →

December 1st Nottoway Patrol

09 Dec
December 9, 2017

The River Taketh and the River Returneth
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 1st through the 3rd on the Nottoway below Delaware. The water was 48 degrees. Air temps ranged from 30 to 65. Trash was practically nonexistent. The water is in terrible shape though as of this writing. Read more →

October 2017 Meeting Minutes

16 Nov
November 16, 2017

October 11th, 2017
As recorded by John Bunch, acting Secretary
The monthly BNRP meeting was held at the Workforce Development Center.Those attending were Board members Jeff Turner, Nancy Turner, Anne Parker, and Curtis Newsome. Bobby Turner, Felice Hancock, and John Bunch were also in attendance. Read more →

November 2nd Blackwater Patrol

07 Nov
November 7, 2017

Fabulous Fall On The Blackwater
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 2nd through the 4th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Air temps ranged from 53 to 77 degrees. The river was 63 degrees and leafy, so much so it was hard to run the boat for long without having to stop and clear the propeller. Read more →

October 25th Nottoway Patrol

28 Oct
October 28, 2017

Hooters On The Nottoway
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 25th through the 27th on the Nottoway below Round Gut. Air temps ranged from 39 to 70 degrees. The river was 65 degrees, stagnant, nasty and low. Read more →

October 19th Blackwater Patrol

28 Oct
October 28, 2017

The Never Ending Battle
Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 19th through the 21st on the Blackwater below Franklin. Air temps ranged from 46 to 75 degrees. The river was 65 degrees, stagnant but clear and low. Trash was not too bad, I picked up about a half o bag full. Read more →