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.
By Bethany Teague – New River Valley Reporter
Published: July 28, 2016, 6:22 pm
RADFORD (WSLS 10) – New River Valley leaders scouted out the New River ahead of one of its biggest cleanups.
By Eamon O’Meara |Posted: Wed 8:54 PM, Apr 27, 2016
NEW RIVER VALLEY, Va. (WDBJ7)With Summer right around the corner, those in the New River Valley are already enjoying the river their region is named for. Video to the right.
MATT GENTRY | The Roanoke Times
Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 12:15 am
By Robbie Harris, Aug 19, 2016
The New River is, in fact, one of the oldest rivers on the planet. And because people have used waterways as dumps for centuries, The New got its share of trash over the years. But thanks to dedicated volunteers, clean up efforts are paying off, like the one happening NEXT weekend; the annual, “ReNew The New.” Robbie Harris reports.
The second regional river clean-up event held in the New River Valley, Virginia, on August 26th, 2017. 475 volunteers attended, with 30 miles cleaned and 12 tons of tires and trash removed from the New River Watershed.