NVDaily Update: Summer campers study river quality

Ryan Artz, 10, of Woodstock, records water quality data in his notebook as he sits on a rock under the Meems Bottom Bridge on Monday during the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation's River Rangers program. Rich Cooley/Daily

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer campers study river quality

MOUNT JACKSON – Today, area students studied water quality on the first day of the week-long Shenandoah River Rangers Summer Camp at Meems Bottom Covered Bridge in Quicksburg. Advertised through Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation, the class is organized by the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Students from around the county and neighboring counties will learn how to identify clean water and how to help keep it that way. The North Fork Explorers Summer Camp in Woodstock, for rising seventh through ninth graders, will be next week. The Shenandoah River Players Summer Camp in Strasburg, for rising first through third grade students, will be July 13-17.  [Read more and view more photos in Tuesday’s Northern Virginia Daily.]

Judge approves Sweet Briar College rescue plan

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A judge has approved a mediated plan to keep Sweet Briar College afloat.

Michael Kelly, a spokesman for Attorney General Mark Herring, says Bedford County Circuit Judge James Updike signed the papers this morning.

Herring announced the agreement to keep the 114-year-old women’s college open late Saturday. The agreement calls for an infusion of donated dollars raised by determined alumnae, a change of leadership and the use of endowed funds to launch the 2015-16 academic year.

School leaders announced in May the college would be shuttered in late August amid insurmountable financial challenges.

The announcement was met with skepticism by alumnae, who launched an aggressive campaign to keep Sweet Briar open.

Herring credited all parties involved in the mediation, and reserved special praise for passionate alumnae.

 


 

Today’s public meetings

Strasburg
Town Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday in town hall, 174 E. King St. The Ordinance Committee meets at 7 p.m.

Front Royal
Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Warren County government center.

Middletown
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday in town hall, 7875 Church St.

Stephens City
The Town Council Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the town office, 1066 Locust St.


 

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