Strengthening the Watershed through Collaboration


To promote watershed stewardship through fair, open dialogue, and community collaboration.

Water Quality Improvement

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.

Education Outreach

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.

Community Collaboration

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.


Roundtable Quarterly Meetings


ReNew the New


New River Water Trail Expansion


Local Project Promotion


River Response Contacts



Local Events to Improve and Promote the New River Watershed.

  • August 26, 2017

    Fall ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up

    • Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford
    • All localities held clean-up events on same day
    • 475 volunteers; over 30 miles cleaned
    • 400 tires and 360 bags of trash removed
  • April 22, 2017

    Virginia Is for Outdoor Lover’s Outdoor Expo

    • Watershed Roundtable raised over $600 from raffle.
  • August 27, 2016

    Fall into the New Regional River Clean-up Event

    • Bisset Park, Radford, VA
    • 1st ever regional river clean-up event
    • 400 volunteers, 10 miles of river cleaned-up, 4 tons of trash removed from New River
    • Click here to watch a video of the event