"Virginia Rail Trails" Author to Speak at South Boston Public Library

May 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM

Author Joe Tennis is speaking on his books, including "Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth" and "Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass," at the South Boston Public Library, 509 Broad Street, South Boston, on Thursday, May 5 with a book talk and presentation starting at 3 p.m. The author will also be available to sign books
until 6 p.m.


Dan River Spring Cleanup

May 7, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM

Join the many citizens who take pride in the Dan River and the beauty of the River District and do your part in keeping our area clean and green. Gloves, litter-getters and trash bags will be provided. Cosponsored by the Danville Science Center, Dan River Basin Association and Danville Parks and Recreation.


FSO Float on Hyco River, Dan River, & Aaron's Creek

May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM

Dan River Basin Association's First Saturday Outing, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7.
6-mile float on Hyco River, Dan River, and Aaron's Creek.
Meet at Hyco River Access on US Highway 58 (GPS 36.6671892, -78.7552437).
Dress in synthetic fabric, be prepared to get wet, and bring boat, paddles, life jacket for each boater, lunch, and water.
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Paul Lowry, paul_lowry@live.com, 434-572-8723


Smith River Flows Public Input Meetings

May 12, 2016 thru May 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Please consider attending one of 3 public input meetings concerning generation and water flows on the Smith River and complete a survey which allows us to provide feedback to stakeholders as they make decisions concerning the use of the waters of Philpott Lake and the Smith River.


DRBA Forest School Day at Philpott Lake

May 14, 2016 thru May 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The first of its kind in the area, the Dan River Basin Association launches a Forest School Day program reaching young children between the ages of four to six years.  The program is intended to get young children and their parent(s) out in nature through a safe, hands-on experience at Philpott Lake.  The day program will take place on May 14th from 8:30am to 12pm.  Forest School Day will include activities such as building a shelter from things found in nature, helping a Park Ranger build a campfire, and a scavenger hunt.