Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Streams of Stewardship Environmental Conference
DRBA is a conservation organization doing great things in our area! We attended this conference before and found it very informative. We hope you will consider attending. It is down the road a spell in nearby Martinsville Virginia, held at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Visit their website to learn more about DRBA here.

Streams of Stewardship Environmental Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2013
8:30am - 1:30pm

A morning of workshops and keynote speaker & lunch
at the Virginia Museum of Natural HIstory
Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA
As we were planning this year's annual River & Bugs Summit, the conversation among the committee repeatedly went off topic and focused on environmental issues and challenges occurring in our watershed. It became very clear, very quickly, that the most important thing on people's minds right now is, "how do we protect our beautiful, local natural resources now and in the future?" It was unanimous that this year's theme for Rivers & Bugs Summit should be, "Streams of Stewardship."

The Conference is separated into three Tracks:
  • Teachers & Environmental Professionals
  • Living Simply with Nature
  • Kids
Although these tracks help to define the workshops offered, we hope they do not define which workshop our conference guests decide to attend. Everyone is encouraged to take workshops in any Track. Just choose what interests you!
Dr. Joe KeiperLunch and a keynote speaker is included in your registration! At lunch you'll hear from Joe Keiper, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Joe will talk about the uniqueness of the Dan River Basin region, specifically the diversity of aquatic invertebrates and explore natural and human-induced drivers and threats to species richness in stream habitats.

The Rivers & Bugs Summit is the only environmental conference in our region and "Streams of Stewardship" has something for everyone. Our hope is that you will attend to become more educated about what's happening outside the door of your office, your school, your home. People who know more about the importance and value of natural resources, typically want to take actions to protect them.

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