On October 3rd NRV Rail 2020 hosted a reception coordinated by the Blacksburg Partnership public-private coalition to extend passenger rail service from Roanoke to Christiansburg. Approximately 75 leaders from across the region attended to show support for the multi-year effort.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Giles County to be one of ten participants in the United States to receive planning assistance through the EPA’s Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program.
As the peak river use season is winding down, the Regional Commission hosted a meeting of Emergency Managers from across the region to discuss water safety issues and future collaborations. The group identified key strategies such as a river safety awareness campaign that will help educate the public on safe outings on the New River
Five clean-up events in the New River Valley brought citizens and students together for the fourth regional ReNew the New River Clean-up. Building off the success of the last three years, this year’s event amplified the NRV tradition of volunteering by cleaning up 25 miles of waterways and roads.
The Regional Commission has been working with the staff and Planning Commission of Pulaski County in updating the Comprehensive Plan, which is nearing completion. The plan has incorporated the insights and feedback from the community survey, planning commission meetings, focus group meetings, and discussions with County Planning staff and various Department Heads.
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