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Everyone is invited to join DRBA staff on February 2 from 1pm-3pm at Draper Landing (off Hwy 700 bridge) in Eden, NC to discuss the Dan River and where it is now a year after the coal ash spill. We'll be there to answer questions about water quality, our advocacy efforts and future strategies.
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Volunteers needed to conduct telephone surveys wtih Good Stewards, a grassroots group, working to protect Rockingham County from the perils of fracking. This is perfect for volunteers who like flexible hours and wish to work from home! For more informatioin, contact Jenny Edwards at (336) 339-6169 or Good Stewards at goodstewardsrock@gmail.com.

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Learn how you can start protecting Danville, VA waterways today as a water quality monitor!

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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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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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Monday, February 2

Everyone is invited to join DRBA staff at Draper Landing in Eden, NC to discuss the Dan River and where it is now a year after the Duke Energy Dan River Station coal ash spill.

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, wynbtyk@embarqmail.com or 540-570-3511.  

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