Friday, November 5, 2010

Podcast - Nick Long talks with VDOF forester, Andrew Brown

Listen to this episode
Nick Long, General Manager of WHLF 95.3 in South Boston Virginia, talks with Andrew Brown, Forester, Virginia Department of Forestry, about sustainable forestry practices that help landowners protect their land, gain top dollar for their trees (if they wish to timber), and protect clean drinking water---all at the same time. For instance, by using a consulting forester, landowners are more likely to get more for their timber and keep their land from washing down stream; stop pollution from getting into rivers; and provide wildlife habitat. Sound forestry practices make good economic sense. This podcast make possible with support from DRBA members, WHLF 95.3, Virginia Environmental Endowment, and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. This project also received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's 319 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Program at the Virginia Department of Conservation (DCR), via grant number 319-2008-14-SR.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Paddle and Hike on the Dan

Fall is the perfect time to be on the riverGet out there and enjoy the scenery and the cool weather
For now, enjoy this short video from Andy and Barbara Parker
A paddle and a hike at Hanging Rock

Fall on the Dick and Willie Passage

The weather is turning cooler and it is the perfect time to get out on area trails !
 The newest offering in Henry County is the scenic Dick and Willie Passage.  Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while walking or biking the 4.5 mile  paved trail along the historic Danville & Western Railroad. 

Mile 0 is the Virginia Avenue trailhead and the 4.5 mile mark is reached at the current end of the trails (for now) over Mulberry Creek. 
The trail is open from dawn to dusk and can be accessed from five different trailheads with parking and restroom facilities
  • 1094 Virginia Avenue
  • 699 Liberty Street
  • Depot Street
  • 220 Doyle Street
  • 815 Fisher Street 
 Visitors and residents may borrow a bicycle and helmet to use on the trail for free through the Bike MHC program. Bike MHC is held at the Doyle Street trailhead. Contact Activate MHC at 276-403-5086 for more information about this service.  
  • Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm
  • Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm
  • 1st, 4th and 5th Saturday 8 am to 12 noon
  • 2nd and 3rd Saturday 10:30 am to 1 noon