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ReNew The New Save the Date

Since 2016, the New River Valley Regional Commission has convened the New River Watershed Roundtable as a forum for communities and organizations in the region to coordinate clean-up events and promote watershed stewardship. Highlights from the New River Watershed Roundtable in the first four months of 2017 include the following:

  •  February meeting to discuss expanding the New River Water Trail and the different spring clean-ups in the region.
  • NRV Regional Commission awarded $7,500.00 DEQ Watershed Roundtable Support Grant for 2017. The grant will go towards funding a website for the New River Watershed Roundtable, and supporting objectives for 12 months.
  • Spring Clean-up Events:
    • Giles County Ramps n’ Roads-3/11 thru 3/25
      • 230 people, 448 bags, 85 tires, and 18 tons on trash removed from Giles County in 11 areas
    • Christiansburg Spring Cleanup-4/15
      • 400 lbs. of trash collected in two hours near Crab Creek
    • Montgomery County Broomin’ and Bloomin’-4/22
      • 19 groups and 118 participants
      • New River Symposium-5/16
        • Held at the Selu Conservancy. ReNew the New presented on their expansion in 2016.
    • Upcoming events:
      • New River Watershed Roundtable Meeting-5/31
        • To be held at the New River Valley Business Center. Will discuss next steps on the expansion of the New River Water Trail and planning for the Fall ReNew the New event.
      • Save the Date! Fall ReNew the New Event
        • August 26th, 2017

For further information, please contact Michael Gottfredson (michaelg@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313 x205.