• emptying canoes
  • girls cleaning river
  • New River cleanup
  • working together



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“The cleanup events with ReNew in Giles have been the best organized and attended events in the watershed,” Executive Director George Santucci of New river Conservancy noted. “We’re excited to see it expand into a regional effort. Our goal is to help start sustainable local/regional initiatives like this.”

In the News

Radford University participates in Renew the New River volunteer effort

For many Radford University students, trips to the nearby New River are a much-loved tradition.

Maggie McDaniel, a senior nursing student, walks her dog, Lily, along the river bank at Bisset Park almost daily. Every August when she returns to campus for the fall semester, McDaniel and her friends schedule a few floats before the cold sets in.

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ReNew Committee Leaders

Chris McKlarney

Giles County AdministratorGiles County Administrator and chief organizer. Gathers his dedicated staff together each year to seemlessly take control of this very large endeavor. Providing manpower, heavy equipment, and financial support every year without question. We couldn’t, and wouldn’t want to, do it without he and his staff.

Anne Geotte

Founder & Fearless LeaderRiver lover extraordinaire! Writer, friend and everyone’s favorite person to work beside.
Ann is the one who gets us fired up. She is excellent at keeping us on task and following through.

500 Volunteers across the NRV
We are so thankful for and impressed by the number of people who consistently volunteer each year to clean-up
2900 Tires Removed
For years the river has been a dumping place for old tires. But one by one, we are changing that.
30 Tons of Trash Hauled Off
Over 30 tons of debris removed that have either washed into, or been dumped into the New River
568 Students Involved
We encourage each teacher and parent to educate the next generation on the importance of keeping our rivers clean.