Adoption Packages

Hug a Tree for Arbor Day!
This Arbor Day honor the amazing benefits of trees and support two organizations which use trees to make a huge impact in our region. 


When you donate $15 to help support the planting of trees in the Dan River Basin, you will also receive your very own handmade stuffed tree to hug all you want! Your donation will support DRBA and Gateway Streetscape in planting trees along the banks of our rivers and streams as well as along roadways/gateways in Martinsville-Henry County, VA.

You can stop in any of the DRBA offices or the Gateway Streetscape office now until National Arbor Day on April 29th or purchase here online, shipping has been included.

$ 15.00 plus $ 4.00 shipping (any amount)


River Otter Habitat Project

Support the River Otter Habitat Project

Help support the City of Eden, NC and DRBA?s River Otter Habitat Project on the Smith River in Eden, NC. When you adopt a handmade- in-the-Basin river otter, you will support the installation of a river otter habitat, an otter education station on the Smith River in Eden, NC and get a VIP invitation to the ribbon cutting.

Your adoption comes with a certificate, river otter fact card and stuffed handmade river otter.

$25.00 includes shipping


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Trout Adoption

Your symbolic adoption of a trout helps to support environmental education programs that inspire protection of our natural resources for thousands of kids and adults. Adopting a trout provides a unique gift for someone you love and the satisfaction of knowing you are inspiring future generations of river advocates.

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Photos of your trout egg growing into a fingerling
  • Invitation to release your trout into a river
  • Opportunity to visit a Trout in the Classroom tank
  • Handmade, one-of-a-kind stuffed trout
  • DRBA Membership Gift Certificate (value $25)

$40.00

If this adoption is a gift for someone else, please fill out the adoption form after completing your paypal transaction.


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Troutling Adoption

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Photo of your trout egg

$10.00

If this adoption is a gift for someone else, please fill out the adoption form after completing your paypal transaction.


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Tree Adoption

Your symbolic adoption of a tree helps to support river protection programs such as buffer plantings, trail building and citizen water quality monitoring. Adopting a tree will ensure our rivers have the protection they need to sustain and enhance our water quality for drinking, recreation and wildlife.

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Photos of your seedling growing into a tree
  • Invitation to participate in a riparian buffer planting to protect a river
  • Opportunity to visit a riparian buffer project
  • Handmade, one-of-a-kind stuffed tree
  • DRBA Membership Gift Certificate (value $25)

$40.00

If this adoption is a gift for someone else, please fill out the adoption form after completing your paypal transaction.


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Seedling Adoption

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Photo of your seedling

$10.00

If this adoption is a gift for someone else, please fill out the adoption form after completing your paypal transaction.