New trail opens at P&HCC

National Trails Day on Saturday was celebrated in Henry County with the official unveiling of a new hiking trail on the grounds of the Patrick & Henry Community College.

The Dan River Basin Association began the day with its annual celebration Saturday morning attended by about 100 people from Virginia and North Carolina.

“The Dan River Basin Association continues to set the standard for giving back to our Dan River Region. I can think of no group of supporters, volunteers and talented staff that have accomplished so much over the past 21 years,” said Mark Estes, DRBA’s president of the board of directors and emcee for the event. “I am excited about the future as we look for even more opportunities to promote our natural resources through our core mission of education, recreation and stewardship. That is what we are celebrating!”

The keynote speaker for the event was Spencer Tassone, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

“The Dan River Basin Association is an excellent community leader that improves and advances environmental education, recreation and stewardship,” Tassone said. 

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Bill Wyatt