We envision the New River Watershed Roundtable as a community at work to protect and enhance the water quality of the New River Watershed.

Our mission is to promote better water quality through fair, open dialogue and effective partnerships.


Executive or Steering Committee

Plans and Reports

Collaborative group, started in 2001 by Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation in response to the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement. Its focus is on Non-point Source Pollution (NPS) prevention in Virginia, with recognition of the role that economic development and inter-jurisdictional cooperation plays in that effort.

Even though the New River is not in the Bay watershed, waters flow northward, and waters influence the Gulf of Mexico waters, all VA watersheds are using the Bay "tributary strategies" model to provide access to certain federal water quality funds. The Chesapeake Bay Program activities are developed under the Department of Conservation and Recreation, 203 Governor Street, Suite 213, Richmond, VA 23219. (phone 1-877-42water)

Who is at the table?

  • Elected officials and local government

  • Silviculture

  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts

  • Agriculture

  • Citizens State/federal agencies

  • Planning District Commissions

  • Conservation Organizations

  • Sustainable development

  • Business/Industry

  • Commercial/recreational fishing

  • Tourism

Why watershed management? - Coordinating activities within the boundaries of a river basin has important advantages.

  • Programs are integrated to address the "big picture."

  • Funding, staff and technical resources can be used more efficiently.

  • There is increased public awareness and involvement in water resource issues.

  • Natural resources management improves consistently and continually.

  • There are enhanced opportunities and long-range and innovative planning.

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New River Watershed Roundtable, Inc.
P.O. Box 1506
Dublin, VA 24084

Copyright ?2006 Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech