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Fish in Blacks Run

Sunday, July 20, 2008


On June 19, a group from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries led by Steve Reeser & Paul Bugas went out to take several fish samples in Blacks Run. The group sampled at three locations in Blacks Run – one near Our Community Place, one in Purcell Park, and one just south of City […]

virus not the cause of fish kills

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Scientists still don’t know the exact cause of the fish kills in our local waterways, but they’ve been able to rule out the virus that has been causing fish to die in the Great Lakes region, even though a few fish tested positive for a different virus.

something fishy

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


The trees in front of Cally’s on Court Square could certainly be considered an environmental issue. City Council will be discussing it tonight at 7:00. This is also the evening for the Candidates’ Public Forum on Water Quality at the County BoS building at 7:00.

Candidates’ Public Forum on Water Quality

Thursday, September 27, 2007


There will be a Candidates’ Public Forum at the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors meeting room on October 9, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:30pm where citizens will have an opportunity to hear viewpoints on water issues related to: the ongoing fish kills in the Shenandoah Valley, reduction of non-point source pollution, growth and water resources The […]

poultry, water, and the local economy

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


WSVA is reporting that the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors is coming up with a plan in the event the poultry industry leaves the Valley. Supervisor Kyger and Administrator Paxton say “the board’s emphasis should be on sustaining an appropriate level of service to the community if a large sector were to be removed.”

fish kill portal

Friday, July 6, 2007


Since the Shenandoah Riverkeeper is often too busy doing real stuff to update his blog, I wanted to draw attention to another blog I recently came across called Fish Kill Portal at (link removed at blog owner’s request) It looks like they’ve been tracking the fish kills pretty closely. Hopefully the blog admin(s) continue […]

Pure Water Forum workshop

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Yesterday, citizens, government agencies, and organizations from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia came to the Pure Water Forum‘s workshop on “Land-Water” Issues & the Virginia Watershed Alliance, which was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation. (DNR, WHSV.) Topics covered in the morning session included –

fish kill follow-up

Monday, March 26, 2007


The DNR and TV3 are reporting that the fish kill task force is still trying to figure out what has been causing the bacterial lesions killing fish in our local waterways. This week they’ll start collecting fish near Strasburg. Some additional info: according to Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble’s blog, task force Co-Chair Don Kain says the […]

Valley losing money over fish kill

Monday, August 14, 2006


JMU prof Maria Papadakis says that her recent study shows an estimated loss of $680,000 due to the mysterious deaths of tens of thousands of adult smallmouth bass and redbreast sunfish in recent years. Fewer and fewer fisherman are getting their freshwater licenses, because there aren’t many fish left. Papadakis’ estimate doesn’t account for the […]

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