Archive for December, 2011

Hey folks,

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and as the year draws to a close we thought that we’d go back and take a look at all of the crazy things that we got ourselves into during this year. It seems like we just get busier and busier the further we go along. This year we obviously were in up to our eyeballs in river trash but we also adopted 30 miles of the Shenandoah River, 3 miles of highway, started an entirely new part to the organization with the mono-filament project, made some great new partners and sponsors, put several new kids through community service projects, broke our own record of amount of trash puled from the river, added 3 new members to the Earth Korps family and even brought some of the greatest bands from near and far together to put on a heck of a show for our fans. 2011 I hope you feel that we were good to you because you were certainly good to us. Also and most importantly we’d like to again thank anyone and everyone who supports what we do be it in monetary contribution, lending us the things we need to get the job done, lending us your backs, or just for patting us on the back. The people are what makes this thing work and I’d like to thank you all sincerely. That being said, please enjoy a few pictures here as we recap just some of the things we have done this year.



FWD. Top River Success Stories of 2011

No were not on this letter, but I think it is safe to say that the things accomplished by us here in the valley in the year 2011 were an awesome success and we definitely ranked number one in my opinion. With that being said, this is an e-mail I received detailing some of the other interesting river stories of the year and thought that everyone might like to have a read. This is not my article. I am simply copying and pasting. I believe this originated from the American Rivers Newsletter.

The Current: A Steady Stream of River News
December 2011
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2011 National River Cleanup photo contest winner - Jeanne Is
2011 National River Cleanup Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations to Jeanne Ison of the Ohio River Sweep! Read about this family that is cleaning their river together. 

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Condit Dam breachThe Condit Dam Removal During the Year of the River

After working for more than 20 years, in cooperation with our partners, American Rivers celebrated a dramatic explosion that kicked off the removal of Washington’s 95-year old, 125-foot Condit dam in October. The significance of this achievement is one of the reasons why American Rivers dubbed 2011 “the year of the river.”

Removing the dam will restore a free-flowing White Salmon River and revitalize salmon and steelhead runs. This victory is a great example of the work American Rivers is able to accomplish thanks in part to the support we receive from members and activists such as yourself.

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Chicago River, ILAttention Bears, Cubs, and Bulls: Chicago River is Becoming a Cleaner Watering Hole

Following its listing as the #4 Most Endangered River in America for 2011, efforts to transform the Chicago River into a much cleaner waterway sprang into action.

Thanks to the news coverage we generated, local agencies stopped dumping 1.2 BILLION gallons of untreated wastewater into the Chicago River. Chicago was one of a small handful of cities dumping without treating. 

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National River Cleanup(TM) 2010Celebrating 20 years of the National River Cleanup Program

In 2011, American Rivers celebrated the 20 year anniversary of our National River Cleanup Program. During that time, our volunteers have successfully removed over 10 million pounds of litter and debris from our waterways! That is the equivalent of 500,000 car tires!

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Mono Bins Finished!


Hey Folks.

Well we finally got our mono filament bins all sorted out. They have been dropped off and we are just waiting on an installation date to get these puppies up and running and we’ll have excellent new places along the Shenandoah River to put our old fishing line. Stay posted  and we should have some great pictures coming to you soon.  We’re working on a few new fun project for E.K. and should have all kinds of stuff up and going soon. Thanks to everyone who supports the Shenandoah River.

Well folks,

I finally caught up with the good people at Magazine 33 and they sent me a copy of their issue featuring The Shenandoah Riverside Festival this past year. It is an awesome article and they got some really awesome pictures. Check it out and tell us what you think! Tell everyone you know!

Heres the link


Change of Address

Hello Folks,

Earth Korps has finally taken a move ,but no worries we have a new address. Don’t be shy send us a letter or something. Our new mailing address is P.O. Box 93 Edinburg Va, 22824. We’ll see you soon. 

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