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Students at Moss Street Elementary in Rockingham County, NC learn about the trout life cycle and create trout habitats to prepare for the arrival of their trout in January. Help support DRBA's education programs by adopting a tree or trout this holiday season! Go to shop DRBA!
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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: http://tinyurl.com/VOTE4Jennifer

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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 rebajksn@aol.com 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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The Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) is holding a public meeting to take public comment to establish safety rules for fracking. DRBA encourages residents to attend the meeting and sign up to speak on the proposed rules. For more information, contact Jenny Edwards at jedwards@danriver.org
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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 khodges@danriver.org.  

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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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Proposed Pipeline Meeting in Gretna, VA
Saturday, November 29 -

Attorney Joseph T. Waldo, an eminent domain attorney in Norfolk, will give a presentation at a public meeting in Gretna on property rights issues surrounding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

NC Coal Ash Forum FREE Public Information Workshop
Wednesday, December 3

To ensure a productive and interactive panel discussion at the Coal Ash Forum I, the Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) and the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) of UNC Charlotte will host a FREE Public Information Workshop. 

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