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2013 New River Events


Thursday May 9th - WV Land Trust Special Places Event, Charleston, WV

Come celebrate conservation in WV with NCNR. We're proud to receive the Special Places Society Award along with the 2013 Special Places Guardian recipiant, Lavone Paden. For more information please go to Special Places

Friday May 10th - NCNR and PAN Open House, Fayetteville, WV

Come support NCNR's growing partnership with PAN. We've opened a new office with them in Fayetteville to better work to ensure clean water in the Lower New River. Please join us on from 3:30 to 6pm. The office is located on the corner of Court and Malple. the door is on the Maple Ave side of the buildng.

Thursday May 30th & Friday May 31st • New River Symposium, Radford, VA

Registration is now open: REGISTER NOW

The New River Symposium will once again celebrate the ecological and social values of the New River, bringing together the river’s diverse constituents and providing a forum for partnership, research, and policy development. It will focus on the past, present, and possible futures of the New River, its tributaries, and its places and people.  Contributions from the sciences, the arts and humanities; from economics and policy; and from the communities of the river and its watershed are invited.  

Who should attend: teachers, researchers, community leaders, government officials, stewards, river keepers, planners, boaters, birders, anglers and friends from up and down the old New.  Traditionally, the New River Symposium has been a multi-disciplinary conference, open to all those with either a professional or amateur interest in the New.  Presentations should address a non-specialized audience, in order to share information across disciplinary lines. Send inquiries to Rick Roth <rroth@radford.edu> or Rick Van Noy <rvannoy@radford.edu>


Saturday June 1st • Land Trust Day, Boone, NC

The Mast General Store celebrates Land Trust Day with the NCNR on Saturday, June 1st. Recognized for the eleventh year at Mast Store, Land Trust Day is a friend-raising event encouraging new memberships in local land trusts as well as an educational opportunity to learn how these groups are preserving our land heritage. "Maintaining a good balance of open space is important to the vitality of any community and to its residents’ quality of life," said Fred Martin, president of Mast General Store. "These open spaces provide opportunities for recreation, food production, safe water supplies, and leisure enjoyment...all of which contribute not only to the physical wellbeing of a community, but also its economic vitality."

Representatives from the National Committee for the New River will be on hand at the Mast Store in Boone, NC on Saturday, June 1st, to share with guests the activities they are undertaking to conserve the open spaces in the region. The Mast General Store will donate 20 percent of sales on that Saturday to NCNR. Please come out and support Mast General Store and NCNR for Land Trust Day!

Friday June 7th & Saturday June 8th • New River Festival, Fayetteville, WV

REEL Paddling Film Festival on Friday. Field Trips, Puppet Parade, Kids Zone, live music including Danger Muffin and Ganstagrass on Saturday. The New River Festival is a fundraiser to promote clean water in the New River Watershed, to learn more visit our website http://newriverfestival.com/

Saturday June 29th • Claytor Lake Clean-up

To learn more about how to participate in this effort, check out: http://www.focl.org/programs/lake-clean-up/


Saturday July 13th • New River Paddle-a-thon, Jefferson, NC

National Committee for the New River (NCNR) is teaming up with General Electric (GE) in West Jefferson and the New River State Park to offer the First Annual New River Paddle-A-Thon on July 13, 2013!

Participants will paddle a 5, 15, or 25 mile distance of their choice, and ask friends and family to donate per mile paddled. The funds raised from this event will help NCNR carry out programs that protect the New River, which include river clean-ups, water quality monitoring, river and stream bank restoration, and land acquisition that increases public access to the river.

Click 2013 Paddle-a-thon for more information and to register.

Saturday July 20th • New River Fishing Tournament, McCoy, VA

Fish from canoe or kayak. Spin and fly tackle categories, as well as men, women and children's prizes. To learn more about how to participate in this effort, check out: Tournament

Saturday, July 27th • New River State Park New River Celebration

Saturday, July 28th • National Committee for the New River Annual Meeting


Saturday, August 24th • Foster Falls New River Trail State Park Clean Up


Saturday, September 14th • South Fork River Clean Up and Big Sweep

To learn more about how to help clean up the river, please contact Courtney Wait, Courtney@ncnr.org or 866-481-6267


Saturday, October 12th • New River Trail 50K Rac

To learn more or sign up checkout: NRT50K

































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