Ramps ‘N’ Roads 2017 Results

Thanks to the multitude of volunteers that came out to help clean up Giles County’s ramps and roads between March 11th thru the 25th, a healthy amount of garbage was removed. In fact, 18 tons of garbage was removed from a dumping site up Big Stony Rd. alone.

The remain garbage and tires were bagged and left for the PSA to pick up. Although we don’t have all the numbers due to several smaller groups cleaning up their own neighborhoods, the final numbers are impressive.

Date Group # of people # of Bags # of tires   Area
3/11/2017 Eggleston Fire Department 14 21 6 Eggleston
3/23/2017 Corp of Engineers 4 20 Shumate Rd
3/24/2017 PSA Crew 5 18 tons Big Stoney
3/24/2017 Moody Crew 4 7 26 Klotz Rd
3/24/2017 NanoSonic 20 22 Rt. 460
3/25/2017 Trout unlimited 6 18 10 Big Stoney
3/25/2017 Sara Perdue 12 23 3 Springdale/Trigg
3/25/2017 Bus #1 Ann’s crew 38 65 8 Shumate Rd
3/25/2017 Bus #2 Mike’s crew 38 90 25 Dry Branch
3/25/2017 Bus #3 Dave & Paul’s Crew 28 64 2 Sinking Creek
3/25/2017 Bus #4 Ralph’s Crew 30 56 2 Shumate Rd
3/25/2017 American Water Resources 6 18 Ripplemead
3/25/2017 Jason’s crew at Eastern 8 10 Eastern Elementary
3/26/2017 Paul’s Corp of Cadets 15 27 3 Rocky Hollow
3/26/2017 Alisa and Zack 2 7 Rocky Hollow
Totals 230 448 85



The ReNew the New Committee received the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Merit Award on November 9th, 2016.

Radford, VA (December 7th, 2016) –

On November 9th, 2016, the ReNew the New Committee, a volunteer river clean-up group, was awarded the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS) 2016 Merit Award at the SWCS’s Annual Meeting in New Kent County, VA. Paul Moody, proprietor of the New River’s Edge, Inc. outfitters in Giles County, VA, accepted the award on behalf of the ReNew the New Committee.

The ReNew the New Committee was given the 2016 SWCS Merit Award based on the “Fall into the New” regional river clean-up event held in Radford on August 27th, 2016. The event hosted 450 volunteers from Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, and cleaned up 10 miles of the New River. The volunteers represented student groups, businesses, river advocacy groups, and the general public. Outfitters and the local youth groups donated 150 canoes for the volunteer’s use, and 4 tons of trash and hundreds of tires were removed from the New River.

The Virginia SWCS is a branch of a national non-profit scientific and educational organization serving as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs and policy. SWCS has over 3,000 members worldwide. The SWCS Merit Award recognizes organizations for their outstanding conservation effort, activity, or product by a group, business, corporation or organization.

About New River Valley Regional Commission

The New River Valley Regional Commission is one of 21 regions in Virginia whose commissions are chartered under Virginia law. The organization encompasses the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. The purpose of the Regional Commission is to promote regional cooperation, to coordinate the activities and policies of member local governments, and to provide assistance to local governments.