July 9, 2008 Meeting Minutes

16 Jul
July 16, 2008

As recorded by John Bunch, Secretary
Jeff Turner opened the meeting by asking that John Bunch give a planned presentation on International Paper’s upcoming VPDES Permit modification and also on the cleanup efforts that are associated with IP’s RCRA Permit.
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June 24th through 26th Blackwater Trip

27 Jun
June 27, 2008

Moonpie, Freezing Deer and I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was low, stagnant and 84 degrees. The dissolved oxygen (DO) was 2.30 ppm at the surface and at 12ft was .99 ppm. I have never seen readings that low in the river.
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June 11, 2008 Meeting Minutes

20 Jun
June 20, 2008

As recorded by John Bunch, Secretary

Jeff Turner opened the meeting by announcing that Otto Wachsmann has turned in his resignation. Jeff then went on to give a presentation to the meeting participants on a historical perspective of the formation of the group and the duties of the program’s BOD and officers. That presentation went as follows:
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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.