Archive for category: news

Riverkeeper Aids Students in Research

06 Aug
August 6, 2013

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Jeff Turner Wins Field & Stream Award

05 Jun
June 5, 2013

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Clean Rivers Day 2013..Success!

26 Apr
April 26, 2013

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 2012

03 May
May 3, 2012

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 →

Water Powered Mill Book

02 Apr
April 2, 2012

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 →

BNRP Newsletter

05 Feb
February 5, 2012

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Building Stong Mussels on the Nottoway

21 Nov
November 21, 2011

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.

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Franklin Area Cookbook Goes On Sale

21 Oct
October 21, 2011

An awesome cookbook of local recipes. My famous catfish chowder recipe is even in there! Read more →

Fish Kill Not As Bad As Isabel’s

12 Sep
September 12, 2011

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 →

Great Book

29 Jun
June 29, 2011

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!

Light in the River