New Trail!There's a new trail at Spencer Penn Centre! DRBA members and volunteers joined the Spencer Penn Centre "jacklegs" to dedicate the 1/2 mile connector trail. Now people can walk the track and take a stroll through the woods. Hopefully this trail will soon connect to other trails in the area!
Some special things come in threes! The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) invites you to its First Saturday Outing on December 7 to walk on three paved sections of the Smith River Trail System in Martinsville, Virginia. The total hike will be about 2.5 miles, covering the Uptown Connection Trail, the Silverbell Trail, and the Wilson Park Nature Trail. More information.Read More.
Trout in the Classroom Season Off to a Great Start!
This year marks the 9th season of our awarding winning Trout in the Classroom program. Now almost a decade into the program, it is larger and better than ever! The program will consist of 42 tanks this season in 5 counties - Henry, Franklin, Pittsylvania, Patrick and Rockingham. The program will have all three types of trout again this year, Brooks, Browns and Rainbows, and it is expected the program will reach over 4,000 students this year alone! The students can barely contain themselves as the tanks are being set up, wondering when they are going to get the fish.Read More.
Join us and watch the uranium mining documentary Hot WaterRead More.
Paddle the Dan River through historic Danville, Virginia with the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on November 2. DRBA’s First Saturday Outing will be a 3-mile float through the river district from Newton’s Landing to Anglers Park. Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at Newton's Landing parking lot, 500 Bridge Street, (GPS 36.587923,-79.386737), to set the shuttle and begin the trip. Hope to see you there!Read More.
Become a citizen scientist! A training in partnership with Department of Environmental Quality will help citizens learn how to effectively monitor a stream for the presence of E. coli and other harmful bacteria. Monitors will also learn how to identify colonies of E. coli and other coliforms using the Coliscan Easygel medium. The Coliscan Easygel method is an effective and accepted way to allow anyone to do effective testing without expensive equipment. Sign up today!!Read More.
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