Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day 2015

We hope all acknowledge today as "Earth Day 2015."  Earth Day began in 1970, launching on the energy of the anti-war movement and the evolving awareness of the ravagess of environmental disasters. Indeed, the idea for Earth Day was hatched by a then-US Senator from Wisconsin, in part, based upon the fallout from an oil spill in California. ( )

We spoke to some folks down in New Richmond on the Ohio. We caught someone at the Green Kayak Market. Not surprisingly, every day is Earth Day at the Kayak. The Kayak folks told us that they weekly recycle all their glass/plastic bottles, have plans to plant a garden and will be capturing rain water in barrels; now that's how you make a difference!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Clean Rivers......

As summer approaches and the minds of folks turn to rivers, lakes and fun; that's good. However, regardless of your views on "global warming" or other such issues, the cleanliness of our waterways is a very real and paramount concern.

Early this year, a report was issues regarding the Ohio River and identified one company downriver from Cincinnati allegedly responsible for a large amount of contaminants in the river. This must stop. Other rivers face similar concerns

In an effort to make a difference, rumor has it the the Green Kayak Market (New Richmond, OH) and Sweetwater Brewing (Atlanta, GA) our in discussions to begin a weekly Ohio River clean up initiative this summer. We love to hear this and encourage such action......Every little bit counts!! We will update you as we learn more and encourage you to check out the link to

Paddles Up!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Activities Down On The River....

We just checked out a few Facebook sites and saw that the Green Kayak Market is installing two sand volleyball courts...How cool is that? Every year it seems the fun on the Ohio River continues to grow. Music, boating, events and now sand volleyball

Here's a pic we took (with permission) from the Green Kayak Facebook; love it!

Not sure who are the drivers of change in the river Village of New Richmond but whomever (Council? Mayor? Business Owners? Citizens?), we hope they keep moving forward. This Village could some day be a "go-to" place for summer fun!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ole Man River Risin'....

This has been a crazy spring with the Ohio River spilling over its banks on several occasions. With a "pool" level of about 25', the recent river crest at over 57' was substantial and a bit scary. Roads were closed and even some houses were subsumed by the swelling river. The Village of New Richmond (and surrounding communities) were inundated by media capturing the wrath and power of mother nature.

While the river retreated to within its banks, the river is risin' again. To the left is a hydrograph from the National Weather Service predicting the water level over the next few days.......wet and fast...The true flood stage is 52', and we hope not to see that level again anytime soon

Stay dry and while we encourage all to "Get Outside and Play," please do so safely