Thursday, September 3, 2009

Join us for the River Heritage Float on the Dan!

Join us for the DRBA River Heritage Float at the Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan River on Sunday, September 13, 2009, at 8:30am!

Local historian and Dan River fisherman, Steve Shelton, will guide an interpretive float on the Dan River from the Dan River Company's facility to the Stokes Stomp festival at Moratock Park in Danbury, NC. The trip will cover 5.5 miles and take approximately 2.5 hours.

Along the way we'll discuss the Native American cultures that lived here, the early European settlers, the mineral and agricultural industry that developed and the resorts that flourished 100 years ago. We'll investigate an Indian fish trap, see evidence of abandoned roads and river fords, and possibly get a look at the foundation remnants of the old dam that serviced the Moratock Iron Works (if the water is low enough and not too cloudy). In addition to issues of heritage we'll also look for evidence of local wildlife such as beaver, otter, deer, and the assortment of birds, fish, reptiles, bugs, etc. that call the Dan home.

Please call 336-593-8838 (Dan River Company) to reserve your spot on this unique new Stokes Stomp event. There will be a limit to 20 boats (canoes or kayaks), so please make sure to call now and ensure a spot! Free shuttles will be provided by the Dan River Company and
canoe & kayak rentals are available for those without their own boats, so everyone is welcome!

It should be a great morning on the river, hope to see you there!

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