Huntington, W.Va. – The annual “Fall into the New River” cleanup was held by the “Renew the New” Committee on Aug. 29, 2015. Volunteers teamed up with Park Rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean up four miles of river just upstream of the West Virginia border, which generated 32 bags of trash and three tires.
Over the years the “Renew the New” Committee has taken on the task of providing stewardship on 37 miles of the New River that flows thru Giles County, Va. The group has divided the New River into sections to cover that stretch of water.
This year's efforts included hundreds of volunteers from Virginia Tech, “Renew the New” committee members and several agencies, including the Giles County Administration, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Town of Pearisburg, Giles Sheriff's Department, and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.
For more information, call the Resource Manager's office at 304-466-1234 or Public Affairs at 304-399-5353.
Release no. PA 15-43