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Shop AmazonSmiles for the Holidays

December 8, 2016

Shop AmazonSmiles for the Holidays

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support DRBA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support, including the Dan River Basin Association. 


DRBA Tree for a Cause

December 4, 2016

Make sure to stop by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, VA this holiday season to vote for DRBA's tree, decorated as a a nature lover!


Vote in Volunteer of the Year Contest

November 29, 2016

Vote in Volunteer of the Year Contest

DRBA has nominated Jessica Driver for the Dan River Nonprofit Network's (DRNN) Volunteer of the Year Contest. Voting at GoDanriver.com continues until Sunday, December 4th (instructions on how to vote here) and can be done once daily per account. The nominee with the most public support will then have a monetary gift donated in their name to the local nonprofit of their choice. A recognition ceremony will be held for all nominees on December 6th at 5:30PM at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, VA.


DRBA Education Manager Named Board Member of State Education Board

November 29, 2016

DRBA Education Manager Named Board Member of State Education Board

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) announces the Board appointment of Education Outreach Manager Krista Hodges to the Virginia Association of Environmental Educators Board of Directors. The Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) is a network of environmental education professionals working collaboratively to advance environmental and sustainability education in the Commonwealth by building environmental education capacity, supporting professional learning, increasing networking opportunities between educators, and sponsoring an annual professional learning institute


Woolwine Elementary School Operation Riverbank

November 4, 2016

In 2005 Woolwine Elementary received a grant from Virginia Naturally called “Operation Riverbank.” This grant, funded by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, provided monies to purchase hip waders and neoprene gloves for river testing. DRBA has been instrumental in assisting Woolwine's monitoring efforts over the years and recently in securing funding for new supplies.