25 years ago, on July 30, 1998, President Bill Clinton traveled to the Severt family farm, along the banks of the New as it carves through the lush green mountains of Ashe County in western North Carolina, to designate the New River, along with 14 other rivers in the United States, as an American Heritage River.
The New River Conservancy (NRC), who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, works every day to protect the waters, woodlands and wildlife of the New River Watershed. NRC encourages residents in the watershed to appreciate, take care of, and enjoy the New River every day. With this in mind, they created a scavenger hunt that will surely highlight much of what the watershed has to offer.
Fans will take pictures of our scavenger hunt list and post them to social media with the hashtag #NRC25. They must (1) Follow the New River Conservancy page on their respective social media of your choice: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; (2) Tag New River Conservancy and (3) Use the hashtag of #NRC25
Hunt will begin on the 25th Anniversary of the New River named as a National Heritage River on July 30, 2023 and run throughout the month of August, ending on August 31, 2023.
Anyone finding at least 15 will receive a new NRC Stella decal.
Anyone finding all 25 will win a swag bag of NRC merch.
5 Bonus points to anyone sending a video of them kayaking, boating, tubing on the New River.
*Contestants agree that New River Conservancy may use images from contest on any and all of their social media sites, website or printed material with photo credit given to photographer/contestant.