Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farewell 2009

Take a walk through memory lane with us as we look back at some of the Rivers & Trails Journal's top stories of 2009. Click on each title to see the entire story.

Article by: Jennifer Doss

Article by: Brian Williams

Article by: Kim Barto

Article by: Jeannie Frisco

Article by: Jennifer Doss

Article by: Jeannie Frisco

Article by: Jennifer Doss

Article by: Debbie Hall

Article by: Martha Smith

October: Work Has Begun!
Article by: Jennifer Doss

Article by: Jennifer Doss & Dr. David Jones

Article by: Jennifer Doss & Brian Williams

As we bring 2009 to a close this evening, the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) and their Martinsville Henry County Rivers & Trails Group would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the members, volunteers, donors, paddlers, walkers, cyclists and friends who have contributed to our projects throughout the past year.  It has been an amazing year and so many activites were made possible thanks to your support. 

The stories featured here in the Rivers & Trails Journal are typically specific to Martinsville and Henry County, VA but there's so much more. In 2009, DRBA:
--Successfully worked to acquire land for a new state park on the Mayo River in North Carolina
--Opened a Stokes County, NC office; improved access to the Dan River
--Planted trees and monitored streams to protect water quality and wildlife habitat
--Operated the largest Trout in the Classroom Program in Virginia
--Co-sponsored the first Patrick County, VA Farm Tour to promote locally and sustainably grown products
--Launched Caswell, NC Heritage Trails; built first trail for seniors; opened new trails and access points for fishing and boating along the Smith River in VA.
--Preserved a section of the historic Fieldale, VA iron bridge for the Fieldale Community
--Initiated an online registery of African American cemeteries
--Promoted nature-based tourism with new "insiders' Guides" to the Dan and Smith rivers

Thank you for a great year; we look forward to seeing you out on the rivers and trails in 2010!

Happy New Year From Team DRBA

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