The New River winds its way through three states and countless communities who have depended on its bounty for generations. We are here to protect it and to ensure that the waters that feed it are clean; that the land supports vibrant plants and animals; and that the communities that rely on it are passionate and empowered advocates for a healthy New River.

We believe that there is great economic and recreational opportunity in the New River Watershed. But we also know that the complete health and full protection of this ancient river will only come from a collective vigilance that speaks for the River. To make this happen, our strategic priorities are...

  • Sharing and Fostering Research
  • Educating and Inspiring People to Act
  • Protecting and Restoring the River and its Tributaries

  • An Update on NRC and COVID 19

    Lovers of the New,

    We extend our best wishes and concerns to all in this time of uncertainty. We hope that you are healthy, safe, and finding new and creative ways to spend time in a world of distancing. No one misses being out on the New River with you more than us! We have had to cancel many events, paddle trips, and river cleanups. But, NRC remains fully committed to doing whatever we have to do to navigate safely through this pandemic storm.

    While our staff is currently working remotely, they are working. Should you need to stop by the office, we encourage you to call ahead to ensure someone will be there to assist you and ask that you wear a mask while inside the building. Protecting the health of the communities in our watershed is crucial in order for our staff, volunteers, and board of directors to continue to carry out the necessary work of protecting the New River watershed! For now, email is the best way to reach us. You can find our contact information Here

    2020 Events

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    Stream the Enews

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    Meet our Supporters

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    Archived Documents

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    August 2020 Project Updates

    Peak Creek

    Learn more about our work with Friends Of Peak Creek

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    Oak Hill

    Learn more about the New River Clean Water Alliance

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    South Fork

    Learn more about our work with the Town of Boone and Watauga County

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    New River Conservancy has many events throughout the year. Please contact us for information or for other oppurtunities. Click here for more events!