2012 Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER Year End Review and Appeal

In 2012, Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act….The RIVERKEEPER® movement was started on the Hudson by commercial fisherman that successfully used The River and Harbors Act to to fight industrial pollution and to protect their right to fish and their livelihood. The movement has gained legs since The Clean Water …

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2011 Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER Year End Review and Appeal

By now many of you have heard that I am now serving as the Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER®,(GRK). If you’ve visited the shop this season you’ve likely become familiar with some of the issues and resulting GRK project areas that we are focusing on along the 217 miles of tributaries and 53 miles of the mainstem that …

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Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® Call for Volunteers

After back to back storms from Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the foot trails in the Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park and the TCB trail could use a few helping hands. Staff from Backwater Angler and volunteers from Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® will be conducting cleanups along the river and in the …

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Felt Sole Ban and a Membership to Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER®

The Maryland felt soled wading shoe ban wasn’t the only reason that prompted Gunpowder and Chesapeake Bay Light Tackle Fly Fishing Guide Capt. Jeff Lewatowski to pony up for some new kicks. Clear water, great flows and lots of rising fish and hatching insects certainly played a part and allowed him to run some fun, …

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Aldo Leopold’s Birthday and the Launch of the Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® Website

Celebrate Aldo Leopold’s birthday by picking up a copy of the Sand County Almanac. A quick Bio from the Wikipedia: Influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness conservation, his ethics of nature and wildlife preservation had a profound impact on the environmental movement, with his biocentric or holistic …

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