Calling All River People to help cleanup the James River on August 17 2013, and high water make up date Sept 07 2013.
In conjunction with the James River Association (JRA – Upper James River Keeper, Mr. Pat Calvert), there will be an James river cleanup from the boat ramp at the James River State park to Winginia. This is an approximate 5 mile section of the river. This section is for Batteau People. The JRA is also sponsoring other sections from Lynchburg to Richmond’s Reedy Creek that same day. More info to come.
The JRA has always done river cleanups close to Richmond, but Mike Neal, Capt. of the batteau Rose of Nelson has convinced the JRA to come up stream!!
The JRA will be doing 95% of the leg work on this : advertizing, getting rid of the debris, portable toilets etc. with Mike Neal’s assistance. The JRA has scout troups and others signed up already.
To date it sounds like 3 – 5 batteau will be coming… Rose of Nelson, Rosalee, Slate River, Anthony Rucker. Should be a good adventure.
Please bring your canoe, kayak, batteau or other boat and come help clean up the James River!!!
Mike Neal has arranged for camping at the Wingina Site of the JRBF which most people are familiar with. This is open to everyone for Friday and Saturday night. Please note that this is private property and we have special permission to camp there for this event.
Mike Neal’s Contact info:
Captain Rose of Nelson Batteau;
Director VC&NS Watercraft operations & events
8983 Faber Road
Faber VA 22938