Archive for month: January, 2012

January 24th Blackwater Trip

27 Jan
January 27, 2012

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater below the Steel Bridge.  The water was 40 degrees and 6.70 on the USGS gauge in Burdette.  Air temps ranged from 31 to 65 degrees.  At first I did not think I was going to find much trash, everything looked remarkably good above the pump station.  However while fishing with my dad who was visiting the first day, I witnessed a plastic bottle tossed in the river at the pump station where work is being done to secure the shoreline.  Read more →

January 18 Blackwater Trip

21 Jan
January 21, 2012

Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 18th through the 20th on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was tinted, 40 degrees and 6.7 on the USGS gauge at Burdette. Air temps ranged from a cold 27 degrees the first night to 50 and the wind seemed to never go away. It was a cold patrol. Read more →

January 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes

16 Jan
January 16, 2012

Recorded by Felice Hancock, Secretary

The meeting had 8 members present, with Board of Directors attending as follows: Jeff Turner, Nancy Turner, and Anne Parker.  Guests attending included Byron Carmean of Suffolk (whose interests include river recreation and native plants) and the Southampton Assistant Administrator, Jon Mendenhall. Read more →

New Years Blackwater Trip

06 Jan
January 6, 2012

Spirit of Moonpie, Freezing Deer and I spent the 30th through the 1st on the Blackwater below the Steel Bridge. The water was 7 ft on the USGS gauge, a little cloudy and 44 degrees. Air temps ranged from 30 to 60 degrees. We picked up one bag of trash and I saw no water quality issues. However we did smell what we thought was sewage several times. Read more →