July 24 2015 Riverkeeper Patrol

27 Jul
July 27, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater below, then above Franklin.  Air temps ranged from 61 degrees that first night to 88 degrees. The water was 79 degrees and getting nasty.  There was actually a noticeable tide on this trip.  Read more →

July 16th Nottoway Patrol

20 Jul
July 20, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 16th through the 18th on the Nottoway below Delaware.  The water was high, fast and 80 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 68 to 88 degrees.  It was very pleasant for mid July.  Read more →

June 28 Riverkeeper Patrol

06 Jul
July 6, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 28th through the 30th on the Blackwater below Franklin.  The water was very high, fast, 75 degrees and murky.  Air temps ranged from 64 to 90 degrees.  The deer flies were biting, the fish not so much.  Read more →

June 11 Nottoway River Patrol

19 Jun
June 19, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 11th through the 13th on the Nottoway below Delaware.  The water was high, fast and 78 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 72 to 92 degrees and it was HOT out there!  Read more →

June 8 2015 Blackwater Patrol

10 Jun
June 10, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 8th through the 9th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was normal and 75 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 60 to 85. Trash on this trip was very light. Fishing was poor.  Read more →

May 22 Nottoway Patrol

27 May
May 27, 2015

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 22nd through the 24th on the Nottoway below Hercules.   The water was stained, low and 73 degrees.  Air temps ranged from 51 to 85.  This was the last land based patrol until fall for sure.  The Skeeters on this trip bout ate us up and the no-shoulders where everywhere.  Read more →

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 →


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