The second, regional ReNew the New Clean-up Event tripled the number of miles cleaned up and nearly tripled the tonnage of trash and tires removed from the New River Watershed, compared to last year’s event. Held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017, in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, this year 475 volunteers and local government staff cleaned up over 30 miles of waterway and streambank on the New River and its tributaries.
The Program will be accepting volunteer applications through September 2017. Reading Hour supports early childhood literacy across the New River Valley by providing children with exposure to books and reading on a regular basis. Interested volunteers should contact Anna Harbom at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.smartbeginningsnrv.org.
SAVE THE DATE! On August 26th, 2017, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, will host the Fall 2017 ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up Event. All five localities are cleaning-up different sections of the New River watershed, whether it be on the New River or on one of its tributaries.
On May 17, 2017 the New River Valley Regional Commission board of directors, comprised of elected officials and citizen appointees across the region, hosted a dinner event at Doe Creek Farm in Pembroke, VA to honor their award recipients. Over100 local government elected officials, state and federal representatives, and planning commission chairs were in attendance.
The results of the broadband surveys for Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg are in. At a series of presentations, local councils and boards learned the key findings about users’ behaviors, experience and needs for internet access.
Since 2016, the New River Valley Regional Commission has convened the New River Watershed Roundtable as a forum for the different localities in the NRV to coordinate clean-up events and promote watershed stewardship