Archive for month: December, 2011

December Meeting Minutes

24 Dec
December 24, 2011

December 14 2011                                                                                                                                       as recorded by Felice Hancock, Secretary

The meeting had 8 members present, with Board of Directors attending as follows:  Curtis Newsome, Anne Parker, Nancy Turner, and Sherri Woodard.  David Bearinger, Program and Grant Director for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities attended as a guest. Read more →

December 8th Nottoway Trip

16 Dec
December 16, 2011

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 8th through the 10th on the Nottoway below Courtland.  The river was fast, clear, 50 degrees and 7.7 on the USGS gauge in Sebrell.  Air temps ranged from 32 to 58 degrees.  Trash on this trip was bad.  I picked up a bag and a half easily.  Odd thing is there was just about as much above Courtland as there was downriver.  Usually the most trash is below a town on the river.  Read more →

November 30th Blackwater Trip

05 Dec
December 5, 2011

of Moonpie and I spent the 30th through the 2nd on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was clear, 50 degrees and fast. Air temps ranged from 32 to 60 degrees. Trash was not too bad. I had expected a lot to be in the river from the rain washing out the Franklin stormwater ditches, but the city must be doing a pretty good job keeping them clean. Read more →