The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) has decided to make their June 6 first Saturday outing a virtual outing.

Organizers are asking the public to go out, enjoy an outing on any trail or river in the watershed and share experiences on DRBA’s Facebook page and/or Instagram, #MyDRBAFSO.

“Even if we can’t gather together, we can share our experiences in nature virtually together! Where will you go,” organizers asked.

Don’t know where to go? Check out DRBA’s Interactive Map.

The town of Halifax was originally teaming up with DRBA and asking participants to float from King’s Bridge Landing in Halifax to Terry’s Bridge.

“If the Banister is running low and clear, you’ll be able to see the remains of nineteenth century batteau sluices and many other interesting features,” said Halifax town manager Carl Espy.

“This particular section of the river,” he continues, “has sparked a great deal of interest with local historians, area planners, naturalists and a variety of state agencies because of its rich historic, cultural and natural features,” including what The Dan River Atlas terms “some of the best preserved batteau sluices in Virginia.”

63.3 miles of the Banister, which flows past the town of Halifax, are designated a State Scenic River. It is a tributary of the Dan River sub-basin and the Roanoke River Basin. From roaring rapids to tranquil creeks, the Virginia Scenic Rivers System reflects the diversity of Virginia’s natural landscape. Each scenic river possesses outstanding aesthetic, natural, historic and recreational features.

The 50th anniversary of the Virginia Scenic Rivers Program in 2020 is an occasion to celebrate these special rivers and the communities that care for them; go to: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/recreational-planning/sr50

For further information about the trip, contact Carl Espy, 434-470-1424, espy4@mindspring.com

For information about the Dan River Basin Association and updates, visit www.danriver.org or find them on Facebook.