Thursday, May 16, 2013

Have supper at the Fondue Factory, help the river

The folks at the Fondue Factory in Morgantown have agreed to share 15% of their profits on Wednesday, June 12, with the Monongahela River Revival. Wow! This could pay some of the bills for our 2013 summer cleanups on the river.  So, if you are reading this, think about having a nice Wednesday evening in Morgantown.  The Fondue Factory is fun!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monongahela River Cleanup Schedule, Summer 2013

If you are interested in going out as part of the crew on the Monongahela Monitor for a cleanup, here's the summer schedule.  Usually we leave the dock at 9 a.m. sharp in order to get in before the real hot part of the day.  The dock is located here. An you can park nearby at the parking garage.

One thing: Let me know you plan to come. That way, if I need to cancel for any reason (weather, for example) I can call you. Send me an email here.

Sunday, June 2
Sunday, June 16
Saturday, June 29

Sunday, July 7
Sunday, July 21
Sunday, July 28

Saturday, Aug. 10
Saturday, Aug. 24
Saturday, Aug. 31

Sunday, Sept. 8
Saturday, Sept. 21  (this will be an afternoon trip - begins at 3 p.m.) pre-triathlon

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

First "quickie" cleanup for 2013

Got out on the Mon with Aaron Sutch of the Mountain Institute last weekend for our first cleanup.

Did the area between Old Lock 10 and the new Morgantown Lock and Dam and also the area near Decker's Creek where we have an information kiosk and litter barrel.  That barrel is working real well.

As you can see, Aaron did most of the work.

It was great to get out on the river and see all the activity. One thing I noticed right away this year: kayak fishing is really taking off.  We saw three people in kayaks fishing when we brought the boat up from Mark's Marine Repair, where she lays up during the winter. Years ago, none.  One person fishing in early May reported landing a 27 inch drum, as the one at left.

By the way, it was nice having Aaron, who is co-chairman of Morgantown's Green Team, aboard.  Not only because he understands environmental issues, but also he can also handle the helm for me.  Very cool.