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StreamSweepers

StreamSweepers and NCCC meet with District 9 Congressman, Morgan Griffith

This past Thursday, September 3, StreamSweepers and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team in SWVA had a virtual meeting with Virginia’s 9th District Congressman, Morgan Griffith. District 9 encompasses the Southwest tip of Virginia to Martinsville on the East, and North to Clifton Forge, Virginia. After a brief introduction of the history of […]

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StreamSweepers

StreamSweepers Working with AmeriCorps NCCC

For the first time in StreamSweepers history, we applied for and were accepted to receive a National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team to help us finish our season on the Clinch River in Southwest VA. The team is comprised of ten young people, ages 18-24, from all over the country who are dedicated to making […]

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SoilKeepers

SoilKeepers News Archives

Click here to see our archived posts page. This blog provides information and commentary that may not represent the views of the Center’s Directors and Advisors

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Millrace Academy

Millrace Academy Education Manager Hired

We are proud to announce that Shepherd Waldenberger has been hired as the Education Manager for our brand new Millrace Academy. The Academy will be our dissemination platform – sharing knowledge from our river, floodplain, soil, and energy programs all in one place. This blog provides information and commentary that may not represent the views […]

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StreamSweepers

2020 Sweeper Crew Hiring is OPEN!

See our indeed post to apply. We’re also still accepting applications for our 2020 On-Water Manager. This blog provides information and commentary that may not represent the views of the Center’s Directors and Advisors

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StreamSweepers

Update from our River Maintenance Steward on the Clinch

Bryona Ward, a 2019 Clinch River StreamSweeper has been hard at work since the close of our summer season as our first ever River Maintenance Steward. Additional year-end support from TVA allowed us to fund this position for the first time on the Clinch River. Bryona visits – weekly or bi-weekly as weather permits – […]

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StreamSweepers

2020 Clinch Crew Assembling Soon

StreamSweepers will be hiring our 2020 on-water manager and Sweeper crew over the next few months. Check out our Facebook page @ClinchRiverCleanup for up-to-date hiring information or email our Project Manager, Maddie Gordon, at maddie@naturalcapital.us. This blog provides information and commentary that may not represent the views of the Center’s Directors and Advisors

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Community Energy

Central Appalachian Region Proposal Submitted

A full proposal  was submitted in conjunction with University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Farm to Fly 2.0, to the 2017 Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) solicitation for hardwood-derived sustainable aviation jet fuel supply chain development in the Central Appalachian Region.  The region includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia and the proposal seeks to […]

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Community Energy

Case Study: Rōnile, Inc.

Private manufacturer turns to neighbors for fuel Rōnile Incorporated, one of the world’s leading supplier of custom dyed accent yarn, is an employee-owned manufacturer with over 100 associates, located in Rocky Mount, Virginia.  Situated in a part of Virginia with no access to natural gas, Rōnile historically depended on diesel for generating the large amounts […]

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Community Energy

Community Wood Energy Program Expands Staff

The Center for Natural Capital is pleased to announce the hiring of two consultants to assist with the energy program. Betty Dixon is a social worker and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience providing community based services throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.  After a stint in both the public and private sector, Betty co-founded Virginia’s first […]