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The New River is a Natural Wonder

It’s our honor to protect its waters, woodlands and wildlife.

We never see the New as just a river.

It is the waters and everything within and along them. The woodlands, the wildlife, our life. An ancient, 360-mile waterway connecting North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Recognized as one of the most scenic and most historic in America. Older than the Appalachian Mountains — and yet New, every time we visit.

With the New River at our feet, think of all that flows our way:

the explorations and adventures, the community, the serenity, the source of life. The New River watershed is home to some of the most biologically diverse species in the world — and its health is interconnected with our own. As a knowledgeable, grateful and passionate protector, the New River Conservancy uses land preservation strategies and science-based restoration programs to protect this irreplaceable national treasure that connects us and feeds us — mind, body, and soul.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

42nd Annual New River Canoe Race

21 Jun

Jefferson, North Carolina

Gritty Chix Mud Run ’24

22 Jun

Oak Hill, WV

2024 Annual Meeting

28 Jul

Independence, VA