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DRBA staff visited the Warrior Tech Academy at Magna Vista High School this past week to weigh in on students roundtable discussion about renewable and non-renewable energy sources!
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - Disapproval Bills have been introduced in the N.C. House and Senate for the Mining and Energy Commission's (MEC) inadequate rules on fracking. Current rules ignore setback language for frack zone and aquifer, a particular concern in Rockingham County because some of our shale - where natural gas could be mined - is just below or at the surface.  Moreover, setbacks from the river, homes and public buildings are grossly inadequate. ACTION: (1) Call Representative Bryan Holloway and THANK HIM for adding his name as co-sponsor of House Bill 76 to disapprove of MEC's fracking rules. Rep. Holloway's number is (919) 733-5609. (2) Call Rep. Bert Jones at (919) 733-5779 and URGE him to support House Bill 76. (3) Call Senator Phil Berger (919) 733-5608 and ask him to support Senate Bill 72. Your voice is powerful! Take just a moment and make the call.

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Volunteers needed to conduct telephone surveys wtih Good Stewards, a grassroots group, working to protect Rockingham County from the perils of fracking. This is perfect for volunteers who like flexible hours and wish to work from home! For more informatioin, contact Jenny Edwards at (336) 339-6169 or Good Stewards at

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Learn how you can start protecting Danville, VA waterways today as a water quality monitor!

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Submit your nature pictures to DRBA for the chance to be in our bi-monthly e-newsletter and to win some prizes! Click below to learn how. 

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This year, Danville's Nonprofit Network is hosting its first ever volunteer of the year award and celebration. One of DRBA's many dedicated volunteers and river advocates, Jennifer Atkins, has been nominated! To vote for her as Volunteer of the Year, please click the following link:

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Apple Dumpling Festival 5k Run/Walk is on October 18th, 2014 at 8am in Downtown Stuart, VA.  The proceeds from the race benefits DRBA and trail development in Patrick County.  Race is presented by EMI Security.  Packet pickup is on race day from 7 - 7:45am in the parking lot associated with the Patrick County Food Bank.  Registration is $20 until October 3rd and $25 after October 3rd and on race day.  For questions contact Race Director, Rebecca Adcock at or 276-229-9917.


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Mayodan Mountain Bike Trail Building, made possible thanks to REI! Sign up. Help build the Mayodan Mountain Bike Trail at Farris Memorial Park!  No experience necessary, but any shovels, rakes, gloves, mattocks that trail builders are willing to bring are much appreciated. We have several trail building days planned. To sign up for any of the scheduled work days, just CLICK HERE. All volunteers DURING REI DAYS receive a DRBA T shirt or a cookout lunch with our hearty thanks! We'll have plenty of snacks and beverages on hand as well for all the volunteer days.

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DRBA Annual Celebration and FSO Hike in South Boston, VA
Saturday, March 7 -

DRBA's Annual Celebration followed by a 5.5-mile hike on Tobacco Heritage Rail Trail in South Boston, VA. Click for more info!

Dan River Basin Association's Annual Celebration & hike, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7
Meet at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, 820 Bruce Street, South Boston, Virginia (GPS 36.695375, -78.902413)
Bring lunch, or plan to eat at a local restaurant.
For 5.5-mile hike on Tobacco Heritage Rail Trail, bring water and hiking boots or walking shoes. Dress in layers of synthetic fabric or wool; be prepared for wind or rain.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: T Butler, members@danriver.org336-613-6723          
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Hanging Rock State Park Art Reception
Sunday, March 8

Admire the nature-themed work of artist Ken Bridle at the Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Center in Danbury, NC. 

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