Moonpie Book To Be Released

16 Sep
September 16, 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

September 2014 Meeting Minutes

12 Sep
September 12, 2014

as recorded by Felice Hancock, Recording Secretary
The meeting at the Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had eight (8) people attending, including four (4) Board Members: Curtis Newsome, Nancy Turner, Anne Parker, and Jeff Turner. Read more →

August 2014 meeting Minutes

12 Sep
September 12, 2014

As recorded by Felice Hancock, Recording Secretary

The meeting at Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had five members attending, including BNRP Board Members: Jeff Turner, Curtis Newsome, and Nancy Turner. Read more →

Franklin Sewage Treatment Plant Strikes Again

12 Sep
September 12, 2014

On Monday September 8 2014 at about 5:15 I caught the City of Franklins WWTP once again spewing sludge into the Blackwater river from their outfall pipe next to the boat ramp. The spill lasted about an hour and a half. I contacted the city and DEQ. DEQ is investigating. The issue comes from excessive rain then groundwater seeping into the city system inundating the capability of the treatment plant. No one was at the facility to catch the issue which is another issue. This seems to be the case often as this problem can arise on weekends or after WWTP personnel get off work. One way to make the situation better would be to have someone there at the facility when there is a known chance for the problem to arise such as during a big rain event. The city has agreed to try to make that happen. Time will tell and I will continue to monitor the WWTP at all hours during large rain events.

August 25th Blackwater Patrol

28 Aug
August 28, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 25th through the 27th on the Blackwater below Franklin. Air temps ranged from 60 to 85 degrees. The water was stagnant and like in the CCR song, green in a lot of places. Read more →

August 14 2014 River Patrol

20 Aug
August 20, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 14th through the 16th on the Nottoway below Hercules. The water was clear and clean the first two days. Trash was very light and I only picked up a couple of bottles and a worm cup, which I’m pretty sure, I know which boat that came out of. Read more →

August 8th 2014 Blackwater Patrol

12 Aug
August 12, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 8th through the 9th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was running good and was 76 degrees. Air temps ranged from 82 to 66 degrees. The trip started off with an Eco-Cruise for the P3 Franklin Recycling group. Also onboard that day was Franklin City Manager Randy Martin. Read more →

July 2014 Meeting minutes

11 Aug
August 11, 2014

As recorded by Felice Hancock, Recording Secretary

         The meeting at the Paul C. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had eight people attending, including BNRP Board Members:  Jeff Turner, Curtis Newsome, Nancy Turner, Sherri Woodard and Anne Parker.  Read more →

June Meeting Minutes

15 Jul
July 15, 2014

June 11, 2014 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 and Anne Parker. Chairman Newsome called the meeting to order with a welcome and requested that Secretary Hancock read the May Minutes. Jeff Turner motioned that the minutes be approved and Nancy Turner seconded – May 2014 Minutes were passed. Read more →

June 14 Blackwater Patrol

17 Jun
June 17, 2014

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 14th through the 16th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was stained, 76 degrees and 3.80 on the USGS gauge in Burdette. Air temps ranged from 62 to 89 degrees. Read more →


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