Archive for October, 2010


 

Belgravia Haunted Mansion

Come one come all to Earth Korps’ headquarters Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. for a great time and a whole house full of scares. Admission is $10 per person. It’s going to be a blast!

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This evening we are finally having a much needed board meeting to get this 501 (c) 3 form 100% squared away and as a result we will officially be filing for non-profit status. We would again like to thank all of those who support us on our mission to beautify the Shenandoah River.

Well here it is folks. Too many others before me have been writing about this for me to say anything origional but the key point here are that this dam has claimed 2 lives so far this year, and also it has kept fish from migrating upstream of Front Royal for over a decade. These are pretty big things, and it’s all gonna be over on Monday October 25th. Here’s the article.
http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2010/10/dam-demolition-begins-monday.php
-Captain

Hey there folks. Just thought I would let everyone know that Earth Korps is happy to say that they have pulled an amazing 23,984 lbs of trash out of the Shenandoah River since May 2010. Some of these items include 276 tires, 3,300 lbs of recyclables, 13,120 lbs of scrap metal, 20 (55) gallon drums, 7,770 pounds of trash and much much more. Stay posted because we’re just getting started.

-Captain

Come one come all to a haunted house at the Earth Korps headquarters Oct. 28th-31st 7:00-11:00. Admission is 10 per person. It’s gonna be a scary good time. For directions to the headquarters check out the earthkorps homepage at www.earthkorps.org

-Captain

Today we teamed up with friends of the north fork to clean a few spots. Although I don’t have their end weights yet, we ended up getting 13 tires a couple 55 gallon drums, the side of a camper, and 3 bags of recyclables bringing our end weight to 894 lbs. Thanks to my good buddies for coming out to help, and may there be many more times ahead that we can do our part to clean the mighty Shenandoah. By all means enjoy our pics.

-Capatin

The Tire

I have something on my mind today, and that’s the tire. I pick up hundreds of these things out of the river and I understand that farmers use these as a makeshift fence to keep livestock from slipping onto Joe the farmers land in their travels, but there has to be more of a reason that there are tires all around in our waterway. I have noticed the fee on turning tires into the landfill, and I think that something needs to be done about it. I can’t say for sure yet, but your old buddy the Captain has a few tricks up his sleeve and we’re going to start being proactive on this whole pollution deal as a whole and try to get in front of the problem before it happens.

-Captain

Ladies and gentlemen Friends of the North Fork and Earth Korps are teaming up for a joint team effort clean this Saturday October 16th. If anyone is interested please either meet at the Friends office at 8:00 a.m. Satruday morning.

Hey folks. Today we had a bruiser. This Morning I got a call from a man I had been waiting to hear from that has alot of river access and went for what I thought was going to be a meeting. To my delight after showing me around the property Mr. French asked me if I wanted to go ahead and do some cleaning. So I knew at that point it was going to be a good day. For the sake of pixels I’ll give you the shortened version. We ended up using some of their sweet tractors and some long chains to pull a bunch of stuff from a flood plane that happened to be in a very accessible spot. As luck would have it I also had time to got  to the scrap yard, (thanks to the quick thinking and great machinery of my help.) We ended up having two truck loads. One with 10 tires who’s weight is still undetermined and a large oil tank, and the other full of scrap such as old drums and washing machines.  The scrap ended up weighing 2,160 pounds and I bet the tires weight every bit of 300 lbs. Not bad for a days work. Thanks for all the help today guys. Please, enjoy our pictures.
-Captain

Hey there folks. Just thought I would show you a picture of our 3 new canoes courtesy of  the good people at Shenandoah River Outfitters. Thank you so much guys and gals for your support and trust me we won’t let you down. Untill next time, this is your captain speaking.

-Captain

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