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StreamSweepers Complete Historic Assessment and Cleaning of Entire Rapidan River

Today, the 2015 StreamSweepers completed the first comprehensive assessment and cleaning of entire major river valley in Virginia. This vision, conceived by a small group of residents from Orange, VA to assess and clean the entire Rapidan River from Shenandoah National Park to Fredericksburg, was made possible only through the generous support of Rapidan and […]

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Despite Rain, Heat, and Blackflies, Sweepers Nearly Halfway to Goal of Completing Rapidan River

No matter the effort, it’s always the last 10% that is the back breaker. This year has been the toughest we’ve ever had. Perhaps its because we’re so spread out this season, from the boldery headwaters to the wide rock gardens of the confluence, we are dealing with more logistical and weather difficulties than ever […]

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Sweepers Need More Used Boats to Get Tires Out of Lower Rapidan

Dear StreamSweeper Supporter, (from email blast sent out evening 6/29….) We started our year with a great group of StreamSweepers (pictured below) who completed a week long training regimen for ecological assessment, canoe safety, invasive species identification, global positioning systems (GPS), entrepreneurship and risk management. They have finished their ecological assessment from the Upper Rapidan at Shenandoah National […]

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Sweepers 2015 Hired, Trained and Ready to Finish the Rapidan

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StreamSweepers is Hiring to Finish the Rapidan 2015

We’re hiring 2015 Team members NOW. Call the office at 540-672-2542 or send an email to debbie@naturalcapital.us to be a part of one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs around.

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Sweepers Remove Large Tank from Robinson River

During the 2014 season, Sweepers found several large tanks on area rivers too large to be extracted with boats (see below). After months of planning and waiting for the ground to freeze, on Saturday, January 10, Sweepers with Partner Contour Construction, LLC (Mark, Jamie on excavator, Lee on drove dump truck, and Danny) mobilized at […]

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StreamSweepers Seeks Landowner Outreach Manager

StreamSweepers Landowner Outreach Manager – StreamSweepers is a nationally recognized river maintenance service staffed by young adults from Virginia. StreamSweepers is a workforce development program of the Center for Natural Capital, a growing non-profit company using business to heal nature. Center employees work within a horizontal structure, equally sharing the risks and rewards of their […]

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StreamSweepers receives major financial support for 2015

On January 1, an anonymous donor provided generous financial support for this year’s goal of cleaning and assessing 80 miles of river valleys in the Rappahannock, Rapidan, Hughes, Hazel, Conway, and Rose watersheds of Central Virginia. This support already brings the program 10% of the way towards its goal of $150,000 in riverside landowner fees […]

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Bioenergy at Longwood University

Wood energy has a proven track record in Virginia, where Longwood University has been using sawdust to provide heat and hot water for their campus for over 30 years!  The Southeast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance (SAFER) Southern Bioeconomy Case Study tells the story of Bioenergy at Longwood University. Longwood University’s biomass boilers are housed […]

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StreamSweepers Receive National Recognition

On Sunday, September 14th at the American Canoe Association Paddling Summit, the StreamSweepers program was presented the “Sanctioned Event of the Year” award. Beth Seale, On-Water-Manager for StreamSweepers traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to accept this national award on behalf of StreamSweepers and the Center for Natural Capital.