Archive for month: March, 2008

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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No Volvo For Me !!!

20 Mar
March 20, 2008

I want to thank everybody very much for all the support during the Volvo For Life Awards. I did win $25,000 for the BNRP that will help purchase the program a new tow truck. That vehicle will be what pulls the Riverkeeper boats to the rivers and will represent the BNRP for the three days it stays at these public places. With new BNRP logo and information on the truck it let people know that drive by or are using the facility that the Riverkeeper is on the water and on the job protecting that waterbody. The truck should last the program many years as it is only used for BNRP business. So thank you again for all ya’ll that voted for me. The amount of support I garnered was amazing. No I did not win the $100,000 award or the new Volvo every three years for life but heck, this way at least I don’t have to go to New York City !

March 9th through 11th Blackwater Trip

12 Mar
March 12, 2008

Moonpie and I spent the 9th through the 11th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was fast, colored, high and 51 degrees. Air temps ranged from 30 degrees to 60. It was a perfect weather trip.
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Blackwater/Nottoway Fishin' Article

08 Mar
March 8, 2008

Spring will soon be on the way and with the chilly winter winds easing up on the Blackwater and Nottoway people will start to look towards the rivers to wet a line. We will start with the spring fishing season, as this is the most popular fishing season locally. Then work our way through the other three seasons and hopefully give a good overview on what’s hittin’ and what’s not throughout the year.
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March 1st Through 3rd Nottoway Trip

04 Mar
March 4, 2008

Moonpie & I spent the 1st through the 3rd on the Nottoway below Delaware. The water was low, fast and 47 degrees. Air temps ranged from 25 to 60.
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