We Wish You
A Happy Holiday
back on 2013, the Steering Committee of
the Friends of the Middle River is proud
of the progress we made this year.
With the help of many "Friends"
volunteers, we were able to accomplish a
lot in 2013:
- We completed our
benthic monitoring at nine locations
on Middle River in the spring,
summer and fall.
- In the spring, we held classes to
train more benthic
We sponsored a booth at Earth Day in
Staunton and at Riverfest in Waynesboro,
and we took guests on boat rides
throughout the day at Riverfest.
- We held a clean-up of Lewis Creek
in Staunton in cooperation with visiting
Aurora Robson and her Mary Baldwin
College art class.
"Critter Catch" day along Middle
River near Ft. Defiance in
"Splash 'n Dash" canoe/kayak race was
held near Ft. Defiance in
- Our annual "Friends Fest"
barbeque picnic along Middle River near
Verona this October was attended by 110
In 2014, we
plan to build on the success we had in
2013, and we hope you will continue to
support FOMR in 2014.
If you have not already done so, please
consider a year-end donation to
Financial support by our "Friends"
helps us sponsor
the activities listed
above in our
mission to promote the stewardship and
enjoyment of Middle River and its
Donating is easy: (1) click
to make a donation online through
PayPal, or (2) send a check to us at:
FOMR, P.O. Box 131, Verona, VA
Donations can be any amount, but if you
would like to think of your donation as
a membership, we recommend $30 for an
individual "Friend" or $40 for a family