The Giles County Administration Office has been closely monitoring the weather for this Saturday’s “Renew the New” event. According to the National Weather Service, the storm’s remnants will approach Virginia on Saturday bringing in heavy rain and winds. We have also been in discussion with Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) concerning the potential water levels and hazardous condition of the river. Due to the forecast, it has become apparent that being on the New River will become dangerous as the water levels will rise rapidly. For the safety of all involved, Giles County has decided that it would be best to cancel “Fall Into the New” scheduled for August 29th, 2020.

However, if you would still like to participate in cleaning up the New River after the storm has passed, we are encouraging all to take part in ReNew the New’s Virtual Clean-up.

Thank you for your interest in keeping the New River clean and healthy.

Charlie Mullins
Project Leader
Giles County Administration