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About ReNew the New

Charlie Mullins, Brit Stoudenmire, Ann Goette, Chris McKlarney, Dave Yolton, Paul Moody

ReNew the New CommitteeReNew sponsors two annual river clean-ups. In the spring is “Ramps ‘n’ Roads” and in the fall, “Fall Into the New”.  Anyone interested in protecting and renewing the beautiful New River is welcome to join in.

This dedicated group focuses on stewardship of the 37 Giles miles of the New River and includes the following: New River’s Edge, New River Outdoor Company and Tangent Outfitters; DGIF, DCR, National Committee for The New River, Giles Sheriff’s Department, Army Corps of Engineers, and Giles County personnel; as well as private citizens committed to the preservation and renewal of the historic New River.

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Serious about protecting the 37 miles of the New that flow through Giles County, the group has already spearheaded a push for making penalties for littering more enforceable, supported the County in erecting boat ramp kiosks for use by DGIF, installed trash-pick-up bag dispensers at boat ramps; and collaborated with the Giles County Sheriff’s department in the apprehension of felons perpetrating graffiti offenses on the Ripplemead bridge abutments. ReNew The New is all about the New River!

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Remembering Hale

John Hale

Committee Member John K. Hale, a long standing and much loved volunteer of ReNew the New. John left a void in the communities and county in which he served tirelessly volunteering when he passed away in 2015. “Hale’s Landing”, the Bluff City boat landing has been redesigned, paved and renamed in his honor.

Chris McKlarney

Giles County AdministrationGiles 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.


Ann Geotte

Founder and 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.

Paul Moody

Outfitter / Committee FounderPaul Moody has played a vital role in ReNew the New since its inception. Owner of New River’s Edge, an outdoor recreation business, Paul has provided rafts, canoes and equipment every year along with spearheading catch and release limits. Paul is an avid river lover and boasts the tagline “Let the river love on ya!” on his marketing materials.

Charlie Mullins

Project ManagerCharlie Mullins recently retired from a long career as Sargent for Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries and is now working for Giles County Administration. Charlie has long been a valuable asset to ReNew the New Committee working with landowners, railroads and corporations to acquire access to boat landings. Charlie is also an excellent project manager who helps make sure the clean-ups have the equipment and people needed each year.

Dave Yolton

Committee MemberDave Yolton and his wife Karen have been a part of the ReNew the New Committee since its beginnings. Dave has been on scouting trips and is most often the captain of teams on the water during the “Fall Into the New” events.

Britt Stoudenmire

Outfitter / Committee MemberBritt and his wife Leigh own New River Outdoor Company and have been a part of the ReNew Committee from the beginning. Along with providing equipment for each event, Britt and Leigh have also served as captains on the water and scouts before events. Britt has brought attention to preserving the New River via multiple conversations with state government officials.

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