2009 - Upcoming New River Cleanups:  The New Needs You!

Each year, groups of volunteers perform New River Clean Ups throughout the watershed, pulling tons of trash, tires, and what amounts to an unbelievable assortment of bad stuff, from the New and her tributaries. Clean Ups are organized on an ad-hoc basis by various community groups and NCNR, weather permitting. Here’s a list of the Clean Ups scheduled so far this year.

You can call or email the designated contact person to sign up for each, or, just keep you eyes on NRWR’s website; we’ll add them as they are organized. Call Courtney Wait at National Committee for the New River (NCNR) toll free at 866/481-NCNR if you’ve got a group with a desire to take on cleaning up a stretch of the New; she can tell you who’s working in the area you’re interested in, or, if there’s already a group working there you can join. You can also email her at: Courtney@ncnr.org.

March TBD 2009 --Giles County will be hosting "Ramps N' Roads," a clean up effort focused on tackling the trash and debris that has accumulated along the roads, ramps, and river in March. If you are interested in volunteering or details contact George Caldwell, gcald.gcpsa@pemtel.net.

May 21-23, 2009 --New River Symposium, "Bridging the Gaps: Collaborations for Sustainability." Friends of the New River, the National Committee for the New River, the New River Gorge National River (U.S. NPS), the New River Community Partners, the New River Watershed Roundtable, and Appalachian State University present the return of The New River Symposium, which will be held at the Broyhill Inn & Conference Center on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The symposium will once again celebrate the social, economic, and scientific value of the New River, bringing together the river's diverse constituents and providing a forum for partnership, research, and policy development. This year's theme builds on the multi-disciplinary history of the New River community by focusing on the importance of sharing widely varied perspectives, needs, and solutions to promote a unified, achievable vision for the future of the New River. www.TheNewRiverSymposium.org

Summer TBD 2009 --The New River Conservation and Wildlife Club will be hosting a summer clean up in Grayson County in the Fries area. Date to be decided. If interested contact Courtney Wait.

August TBD 2009-- “Fall Into The New” This will be the third year that volunteers, Giles County employees, service organizations, and river outfitters will gather to clean designated miles along the New River in Giles County. Everyone willing to work on behalf of the river is asked to meet at 9 in the morning on a soon to be decided location. If you have a boat, please bring it. And if you would like more information about this clean up effort please contact Giles County Administrator, Chris McKlarney at cmcklarney@gilescounty.org or 540-921-2525.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 -- North Carolina will cleanup the South Fork of the New River this year, meeting at 9:00 a.m. and cleaning up by boat until 4:00 p.m Contact Courtney at 866-481-NCNR or courtney@ncnr.org for more information or to volunteer.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 -- New River Watershed Roundtable's Cleanup will begin at Foster Falls' lower landing at 9:00 a.m. This cleanup effort will be done by boat, so be ready to get wet and dirty! Call Courtney at 866-481-NCNR or courtney@ncnr.org to volunteer or for details..


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