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Wow! another successful Clean Rivers Day was attended by 175 hardy souls Saturday April 20th. Twenty-six teams hit the ditches, streets, streams and rivers to help clean-up our little piece of earth. Read more →
Clean Rivers Day (CRD) held on Saturday April 28th was a super success. Of course anytime you get the community out in a collective effort to better our environment, it’s a good thing. A big thank you from me personally to everyone that helped. The dreary day actually made for great working conditions with the chilly wind keeping teams from busting a hard sweat. Read more →
By: Felice Hancock
One of the many fascinating aspect of the Blackwater and Nottoway Rivers is how man harnessed the water to assist in developing the land. For almost four hundred years the water-wheels have been turning along the watershed in Western Tidewater. Read more →
FRANKLIN –Written by Rex Springston Richmond times Dispatch. 2nd article written by Dale Liesch of the Tidewater News
This is the mussel mission I participated with on the Nottoway. We used the Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper pontoon boat as a diving platform and media center.
An awesome cookbook of local recipes. My famous catfish chowder recipe is even in there! Read more →
I always hate when I start getting phone calls about dead fish on the river. However it has become a pretty much guaranteed final slap in the face after we have storms that dump more than 6 inches of rain on us. Irene was no exception. Read more →
I was recently given a book by the Author Pamela Wiggins titled ” Light in the River”. The book is fictitious account of life on the Parker plantation adjacent to the Blackwater River South of Franklin. The 200 page short story was FANTASTIC! While the everyday life part of the story on the plantation is pretty much made up, there is some really good factual stuff in there. It is a great story and really gives the reader a good idea what life was like on a working plantation in the 1830’s around here. For information on how to get a copy go to the LINK below. The book is also available at the Peanut Patch, Museum in Courtland and Liz’s at Parkers in Franklin. Read it!