Archive for July, 2012


August Newsletter

Hey folks,

I thought I would first start by saying that our clean the other day yielded us another 300 pounds of trash removed and recycled from the Shenandoah River putting our totals at just over 53,000 pounds removed in 2 short years. Not bad!

We have some very interesting things going on here in the near future. We are currently working on 2 fundraising events, one which is more private and one which will rival the good time you have at riverfest so keep your eyes peeled. This ones going to be great.

We are also working on pulling the necessary permits to remove those pesky cars from the banks of our river used as erosion guards and replace them with something a bit more natural. Hopefully that will come about soon, but it is a long process.

Announcing our new program for church youth groups; We now have access to many more boats and have the capabilities to incorporate more volunteers into our river cleans. If you are part of a church group or some other civic organization or company and you would like to float on the Shenandoah River and get hands about about this pollution problem please e-mail earthkorps@yahoo.com

Many great things coming in the near future folks so stay posted with us and we’ll keep trying to keep you up to date on the Shenandoah River clean-up adventures. Also look for our story in the Mountain Currier next month!

-Captain

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River Clean 7/16/12

 

Hey folks,

W went out for another small clean the other day and had a great time doing it. We removed some huge tires that were buried down deep in the bank and about tok it all out of us to get out. We also found a big barrel and a sweet little raft someone must have popped and left behind. Not one of our bigger cleans but definitely fun and memorable. We had a nice little run in with a snake while we were at it too, and we got to take our mascot dee dee the dog out for her first river clean. She’s a natural.

-Captain

 

Hey folks,

We had another great river clean today. We found about 13 tires for Friday the 13th including one large tractor tire. We also found an old air compressor and some other scrap metal. Our weight ended up being 500 pounds and we’ve got plenty more of that coming for you soon. Enjot our pictures.

-Captain

I though this was definately worth sharing and also the picture to go along is disturbing. Plus river clean tomorrow and getting ready to begin the largest project we will ever undertake. Wish us luck!

-Captain

“There are no really historical records of the volume and type of material that was spilled in the oceans before the establishment of an anti-dumping law. However, it is estimated that in 1968, 38 million tons of excavated material, 4.5 mil…lion tons of industrial waste, 4.5 million sewage sludge, 100 million tons of petroleum-based product (plastic), 2 to 4 tonnes of chemical waste, more than 1 million tons of heavy metals were released into the ocean. The U.S. archive shows that between 1946 and 1970 over 55,000 containers of radioactive waste were disposed in 3 sites of dumping of the Pacific Ocean. In addition, 34,000 tons of radioactive wastes were disposed in 3 sites of dumping of the U.S. east coast between 1951 and 1962. No law on dumping radioactive waste has been put into force before 1972.” Source : Epa : united states environnemental agency

 

Hey folks,

Been very busy lately and had a heck on a clean-up last week. This power outage as of late has put me a bit behind but we’re all caught up now and have some great pictures of our clean from Tuesday.  We ended up having a total of 2,000 pounds pulled out including 14 tires, 1,300 pounds of metal and 700 pounds of trash. We even gt our first ever lawn intact lawn mower out of the river and let me assure you that is was no easy task. We will be back soon with more river trash pulled out and more stories of craziness found in the waters of the Shenandoah. Enjoy our pictures!

-Captain

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