Annual CelebrationGuests of all ages gathered in Patrick County, VA for DRBA's 12th Annual Celebration. At the meeting, we enjoyed presentations, awards, good food and great conversation. After, hikers had the unique opportunity to experience a trail not yet open to the public and the Mayo River Rail Trail.
National Geographic and The North Face presents:
The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour
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Recycle for a Cause! Do you enjoy recycling and supporting DRBA?
DRBA now has an account set up with Gerdau, a metal recycling facility in Martinsville, VA. They have agreed to take any metal items you have for recycling and send the proceeds to DRBA! All you have to do is let the cashier know at checkout that you are supporting DRBA.Read More.
Planting Season is Almost Here! DRBA invites local farmers to talk about their concerns related to the Duke Energy coal ash spill. We want to hear from you about issues related to high water events and your intake from the Dan River for irrigation and the health of your livestock and cattle now - and in the future.
Representatives with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be visiting South Boston on Thursday, February 20 from 6:30-8pm to field questions and listen to community concerns in the wake of the Duke Energy coal ash spill into the Dan River.
To learn more about this upcoming event, click here.
Plan to attend and spread the word about "River of Coal: Heartbreak on the Dan" to be held at Wake Forest University on Feb. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.Read More.
BREAKING NEWS RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh issued a grand jury subpoenas demanding records from Duke Energy and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The subpoenas seek emails, memos and reports from 2010 through the Feb. 2 spill.Read More.
RELEASED FROM DUKE ENERGY 2/12/14: For a few hours this morning, crews were able to remove coal ash from a section of the river near the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. A vacuum system, hoses and a containment truck were used to remove ash deposited in an approximate 25 by 75 foot section of the river shoreline near the plant.
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