Preserving and promoting the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin.
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Smith River Cleanup

The DRBA volunteers on Saturday picked up 6 bags of trash & some larger items including plastic chairs, xBox 360 & an old plastic lighthouse. The annual Smith River cleanup will be on Aug 3 at the Smith River Sports Complex, so grab some bags & hit the river! A cookout will follow the cleanup.
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Volunteer opportunity:  Help is needed to restore a river access that has been used for many special activities; the banks of the access are beginning to wear away and repair is needed by moving several large rocks to help alter the flow of the river and deposit sediment back along the bank.  To help, contact Krista Hodges at  

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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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COAL ASH SPILL EVENTS!  Learn more about upcoming coal ash events, public meetings, webinars, and other ways that you can join DRBA and its partners in preserving and promoting the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin. 

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National Geographic and The North Face presents:

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Brought to you by REI Greensboro

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Register for theTrout-N-About 5.5k Race!

Join DRBA for an exciting and unusual 5.5k race along the Fieldale and Textile Heritage trails! It includes a section of the beautiful Smith River (you're gonna get wet!) and along the scenic Fieldale Trail in Fieldale, Virginia.

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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.

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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. 

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Master Naturalists 3rd Annual National Moth Week Event
Wednesday, July 23

Come join the local Virginia Master Naturalists as they celebrate National Moth Week!

VMNH Living on the Water Festival
Saturday, July 26

Join us for a wet and wild time during the "Living on the Water" exhibit opening celebration and festival!

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