The water quality of the New River is critical to the identity, economy, and public health of the New River Valley. The New River Watershed Roundtable is committed to work with regional partners in improving the watershed’s health through the promotion of clean-ups, streambank restoration, and riparian planting.
The New River Watershed Roundtable acts as a forum for information and knowledge of the New River. Members of the Roundtable include experts in water quality, educators, and experienced river outfitters. The Watershed Roundtable regularly engages in educational outreach with communities and partners through presentations and meetings with students and the public.
The foundation of the New River Watershed Roundtable is the support from the localities of the New River Valley. Working on a regional level, the Watershed Roundtable is comprised of local and state government representatives, businesses, university educators, student groups, advocacy groups, and the public. The work of the Watershed Roundtable occurs on a volunteer basis, emphasizing the necessity of inclusion, collaboration, and consensus.