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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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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
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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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FSO Hike Beside Mayo River in Stoneville, NC
Saturday, January 3 -

Join us for a 2.5-mile hike beside the Mayo River from Anglin Mill Bridge to NC/VA line. 

FSO Guided Hike and Tour at Reynolds Homestead
Saturday, February 7 -
Guided one-mile hike and tour at Reynolds Homestead, Critz, Virginia (GPS 36.640596, -80.146542). Free and open to the public.
Bring lunch, water, and hiking stick, and wear hiking boots or walking shoes. 
Dress in layers of synthetic fabric or wool; be prepared for wind or rain.
Contact: Wayne Kirkpatrick, or 540-570-3511.  

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