Volunteers from Radford are among those taking part in the seventh annual “ReNew the New,” an annual regional event on Aug. 27 to help keep the New River clean.
They will meet at Bisset Park, one of five locations for the event.
Giles County volunteers will meet at Camp Success in Narrows; Montgomery County volunteers will meet at Whitethorne Boat Launch in McCoy; Pulaski County volunteers will meet at Sheffey Park, in Fairlawn; City of Radford volunteers will meet at Bisset Park, Shelter 3; and Floyd County volunteers will meet at On the Water in Floyd.
Registration for these events is still available at www.renewthenew.org/projects/.
Since 2016, the regional ReNew the New Clean-up events have made a significant impact on the
watershed. To date, more than 2,500 people have removed more than 32 tons of trash and 1,000 tires from 60 miles of the New River.
The success of these events comes in large part from active support of public and private partnerships across the region. Representatives from local governments, local businesses, advocacy groups, student organizations, and citizens meet quarterly as part of the New River Watershed Roundtable. The roundtable helps to coordinate and plan for these events, along with discussion and coordination of other regional watershed priorities and initiatives.
The public is always welcome to attend Watershed Roundtable meetings to become more engaged in the region’s water quality.