Meeting Location Change

04 Jun
June 4, 2008

The Blackwater Nottoway Riverkeeper Program will no longer be meeting at the Courtland Library. New location is at the Paul D. Camp Community College WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER building at 100 North College Drive Franklin Va. 23851. Meetings start at 7:30 pm and are open to the public.

May 14, 2008 Meeting Minutes

16 May
May 16, 2008

As recorded by John Bunch, Secretary
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May 6th through the 8th Blackwater trip

08 May
May 8, 2008

Moonpie and I spent the 6th through the 8th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was clear, 67 degrees, high and fast. Trash was very bad this trip.
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April 2008 Newsletter

29 Apr
April 29, 2008

The latest BNRP Newsletter has been mailed to dues paying members. Click on the link to read on-line.
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Franklin Permit Modification

24 Apr
April 24, 2008

Letter of comment to DEQ concerning permit modification for copper at their Sewage Treatment Plant on the Blackwater River.
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Clean Rivers Day 2008 A Big Success

23 Apr
April 23, 2008

Well it appears Clean Rivers Day ( CRD) 2008 was another big success. The weather was great and all the individuals and the teams that came out to clean up our environment are to be commended for their hard work.
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Meherrin River Clean-up

15 Apr
April 15, 2008

The Friends of the Meherrin will host a river clean up on April 26. The event will launch from the Meherrin Park in Emporia from 8 am till noon rain or shine. For more information call Sherri Woodard at 434-634-3214.

April 10th through the 12th Nottoway Trip

14 Apr
April 14, 2008

Moonpie and I spent the 10th through the 12th on the Nottoway below Delaware.
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Cypress Mulch, Don't Buy It !!!

24 Mar
March 24, 2008

With spring upon us Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners across the country are again asking gardeners to take a close look at cypress mulch and please: Don’t Buy It. We believe that gardeners will stop using cypress mulch when presented with the facts about the cypress mulch industry.
The cypress mulch industry destroys wetlands that protects coastal areas from hurricanes. Cypress wetlands absorb excess water like a sponge, controlling flood height and speed. These wetlands save lives and prevent the destruction of coastal cities. Contrary to popular belief, cypress mulch is not as effective as other mulches. Only the ‘heartwood’ from mature cypress trees is rot and termite resistant. The young trees now being cut to feed the growing cypress mulch industry do not have these qualities and to grind up a 300 year old cypress tree to put on a flower bed is criminal.

March 17th through the 19th Nottoway Trip

20 Mar
March 20, 2008

Moonpie and I spent the 17th through the 19th on the Nottoway around Courtland. The water was high at 8.71 on the USGS gage, colored and 54 degrees. Air temps ranged from 28 to 65 degrees.
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