Archive for January, 2012


Thanks Farmers and Merchants Bank!

Hey Folks,

Got a bit of good news the other day. We have been accepted in a program by Farmers and Merchants Bank in Timberville. I suppose it is a small grant program in which non-profits recieve free radio advertisement time on q101 and a few other radio stations. Our allotted time slot is in April and we will obviously be using it to push the Shenandoah Riverside Festival, which by the way is coming along nicely. Stay posted for that. Also in other news we had our first river trip of 2012 the other day. Just scouting the banks and seeing what kind of trash mother nature brought to us in the past flood season. Looks like we’re going to have a busy year. Stay tuned for more news folks. I hope to be getting some pretty cool stuff out to you soon. We are in negotiations with the biggest project Earth Korps will ever pull off right now and are also just a short time away from installing our mono recycling bins. Keep your eyes open everyone because good things are coming soon and remember to do your part in the war against pollution.

-Captain

Hey Folks,

This is your captain speaking. Sorry for the continued delay in blogging. We have been exceptionally busy securing a new venue for 2012’s Shenandoah Riverside Festival, booking bands, and putting in some last minute grants that were all scrunched together. Needless to say, time is a little hard to find. I would like to remind everyone though that if you intend to come on out to a river clean-up day in 2012 we have a neat little system worked out now to where we can let folks know ahead of time. All you need to do is send an e-mail expressing your interest in the river to jenniferndalke@gmail.com and she will add you to the list. Don’t worry this does;t mean that you’ll be getting a bunch of junk mail. You’ll only be hearing about the most important events of Earth Korps, keeping you in the loop. Thanks to everybody for supporting the Shenandoah River clean-up project and we cannot wait to get back out on the water in some warmer weather to bring you pictures of our crazy finds again.

-Captain

Hey folks,

I figured as we get further into this festival planning thing I’d go ahead and let you listen to the submissions I’m getting and decide who you really want to hear this year. I’ve gotten quite a few already and I’ll post a new one every few days. Without further adue here is the Luke Johnson Band. If you love their music then drop us an opinion on facebook about it.

http://www.lukejohnsonband.com

-Captain

P.S. We have just gotten word of an incredible grant opportunity that the winner gets voted on by the public so get ready to do your part for the river. All I need is a vote from each and every one of you.

2012 S.R.F Headliner Survey

Hey folks,

I’m starting to look at a possible headliner for this years festival. This is your chance to cast your vote for who you want to hear. I’m not talking about bringing back the kiss tour or anything crazy like that but I’ve been looking at a couple of up and coming bands like Joe Pug, Trampled By Turtles, Punch Brothers, The Hackinsaws Ect. Here’s your chance to let me know if there is anyone out there that masses of people want to hear and I will do my best to see if I can make something happen. We’ve got some good changes coming to you this year and I think this year is going to be one for the record books. Feel free to post your responses on facebook.

-Captain

Hey Folks,

Hope every one is making the most out of the last bit of beautiful weather we’ve had here lately. We’ve been very busy trying to secure a new venue for Riverfest 2012 and also doing some other fun things. Have you ever seen a decomposition chart. It’s amazing how long it takes for something to decompose compared to the amount of time it would take to just throw it away properly in the first place. We’ve got a brand new section on the website devoted to that. It’s actually on the trash removal page underneath of “Programs” on Earth Korps’ website. Here’s a link http://earthkorps.webs.com/trashremoval.htm

Also I’ve been getting quite a few submissions for the river fest already. I will get back to all of you as time goes on, but I want to have an accurate amount of time to listen to each band and also give other bands a chance to be heard without doing a first come fisrt serve basis. I will send an initial e-mail to each of you stating that I have gotten your links or expressd interest and will probably not make final decisions untill late March or early April. Thanks for all the support from both ends of the environmental support and the musical support for our fundraiser. Lets make this thing huge

-Captain

 

Hey folks,

Welcome to 2011…. Oh wait it’s 2012. Where does time go? Well anoywho I’m here to let you know that Earth Korps is going to be pushing some very cool things this year. We’ve got some very motivated people behind our cause and things are going to get very interesting come Spring. For now though we’ve got some other excellent new news. We have a new member of our family and her name is Jessica Larson. She has agreed to be our event coordinator this year so you can expect a variety of fun fundraisers possibly even a second music festival. Who doesn’t want more of that action? Info on Jessica and a picture to put with the name are on our website at http://earthkorps.webs.com/ourteam.htm. Also we have finally added the mono filament recycling section to our website so check it out. The link is http://earthkorps.webs.com/monorecycling.htm.  Also we are putting together a list of folks are willing to volunteer. Now this list is not saying that you are committed to coming out every single time we do any sort of clean-up, but if you would like to be kept in the loop of news then send us your e-mail address so we can add you to our list and you will be the first to know of the things we have going on and for volunteer and play opportunities. So to everyone out there who loves the river get ready because we’ve got  2012 in our scope.

-Captain

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