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  1. Holy Smokey, Batman!

    Holy Smokey, Batman!

  2. Mountain Community Center's Rain Garden 2012

    Mountain Community Center's Rain Garden 2012

    A project by the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) This project was made possible with a grant from the West Virginia Stream Partners Program The demonstration project was part of a larger effort designed to capture the first inch of rainfall and slow and filter as much of the water as...
  3. Fishing For Answers In The Shenandoah From The Rt 115 Bridge

    Fishing For Answers In The Shenandoah From The Rt 115 Bridge

    The U.S. Geological Survey and Its W. V. Shenandoah River Sampling Program Or... What are those guys doing on the Shenandoah River Bridge? What started out as curiosity has become a pretty neat account of the goings-on we see occasionally on the Old Rt 9 (now Rt 115) Shenandoah River...
  4. Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition, Testing The Waters

    Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition, Testing The Waters

    Testing the Blue Ridge's streams and the Shenandoah's waters... Prologue The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) has undertaken an ambitious project to collect empirical data about our Mountain's streams and Jefferson County's portion of the Shenandoah River's contributions of various...
  5. What We've Learned From The Recent Snowstorm

    What We've Learned From The Recent Snowstorm

    This article was originally published in forum thread: What We've Learned from the Recent Snowstorm, started 12/21/2009... @millers1 had it right in another thread. Some veterans of mountain life got lazy, lulled into complacency by 6 years of easy going Winters. Some new arrivals (those...
  6. Attack Of The Gypsy Moths

    Attack Of The Gypsy Moths

    Gypsy Moths in Action-Had Your Dinner, Yet? I say this every year that passes w/o an attack by those voracious critters: If you haven't experienced a full fledged Gypsy Moth assault, a description won't do it justice. I do have a slide show w/ pics from past years. It might look nasty, but in...
  7. Willis

    Focus On Stink Bugs

    Notice: 2011 Stinkbug threads have been merged into this odoriferous topic The Definitive STINKBUG Primer: Courtesy of the Audubon Society (PVAS) Many of you have asked for documents presented at the stink bug lecture by Dr. Tracy Leskey on Wednesday, February 9th. She has generously...
  8. The Blue Ridge Mountain's Watershed

    The Blue Ridge Mountain's Watershed

    The Blue Ridge Mountain Watersheds in Jefferson County, WV Showing the sub-watersheds of the western slope of the Blue Ridge mountain in Jefferson County, WV, this map was made possible by the county's Water Advisory Committee (WAC), the largess of the County Commission and a grant from the...
  9. Willis

    Peculiarities Of Life On Our Mountain

    Living on our Blue Ridge mountain never runs short of surprises, eccentricities and challenges. Some time ago, members of Shannondale and Beyond compiled a list of these peculiarities. It's been buried in the S&B database and we thought it was worthy of a place as an article in our CMS. You...
  10. Willis & Sgt. Sell 10/7/2011 Le Ride-along

    Willis & Sgt. Sell 10/7/2011 Le Ride-along

    The Report I arrived at the sheriff's office in Bardane a little before 3PM or 10 hour shift (3pm-1am) and was assigned to ride with Sergeant Sell, probably so they could keep me out of trouble. We left the lot a little before 4PM after the Sgt. had checked logs and given me a short course on...
  11. New Rt 9 @ Keyes Gap + Construction Photos

    New Rt 9 @ Keyes Gap + Construction Photos

    Courtesy of Commissioner Lyn Widmyer While questions still remain as to the specifics of the proposed interchange at the intersection of the New Rt 9 and old 9 & Chestnut Hill Rd., the pic below shows the general layout. I suppose we can assume from the road markings in the rather colorful...
  12. The Appalachian Trail Atop Jefferson County - Take A Tour

    The Appalachian Trail Atop Jefferson County - Take A Tour

    Many of us cross it twice a day going to and from work. It's our Nation's longest National Park. It affords some of the best views for miles around. It's a National treasure. Nat'l Headquarters ATC Welcome to our presentation of Jefferson County's portion of the Appalachian Trail (AT) Some...
  13. Blue Ridge Weather Station Goes Live!

    Blue Ridge Weather Station Goes Live!

    Meteorological Magic Thanks to an anonymous donor, YOUR Mountain Community Center now is host to a nifty weather station. The data from the station will complement the other two stations presently in service on our mountain. It should be a valuable addition since it will provide real-time...

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