Come Get Dirty For Clean Water.
Each year tons of trash is dumped into the New River and its tributaries and carried for miles, eventually reaching the ocean. To keep our waterways healthy, we believe in getting dirty for clean water. Since 2001, we’ve had over 7,000 volunteers help clean over 1000 river miles of the New River throughout the entire watershed.
Students, families and individuals who want to help in an effective, hands-on way can participate through river clean-up days. Keep an eye on our calendar for opportunities throughout the year. The NRC also can host river clean-ups on demand for youth groups, work teams, neighborhood groups and more —have fun on the river while supporting the environment!
We’re here to make sure you have what you need to keep it clean. If you need help with finding gear, trash pick up, or even finding a stream to clean, contact the team member for your state listed below.
- For help with your clean up in NC, email Elizabeth Underwood.
- For help with your clean up in VA, email Cathy Hanks.
- For help with your clean up in WV, email Dave Bassage.
And don’t forget to tell the world about how you got dirty for clean water — tag us in your posts on social media.