Saturday March 23rd, dawned rainy and chilly; not looking like a day to be outside. Giles County had the bags, gloves, vests, and allocated sites all organized for Ramps N Roads, our annual  spring cleanup. Renew The New was ready, but our committee’s expectations were lower than our readiness–given the rain.


The goodness and good energy of people never fail to amaze us. Instead of a reduced number of volunteers, we had one of the largest groups ever. Two hundred and seventeen people, with a commitment to conservation and to our Beautiful New River, arrived ready and willing  to work and,  in less than two hours, had collected 292 bags of debris. Tires picked up on roadsides and boat landings, as well as the tires directly dropped off at our three PSA locations, totaled six thousand thirty-two. A great rainy-day total!


On behalf of Giles County, the ReNew The New Committee, and the remarkable 37 miles of the New river that flow through our County, we thank you for your time, your labors, and your goodwill.


Fall Into the New – September 14th, 2024

ReNewing the New River
One River, Two States
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MARCH 23, 2024 TOTALS - WOW!

Bags of Trash