New River Cleanup Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22
The City of Radford will host “A New River Cleanup Day” on Saturday, Sept. 22 to clean up along the New River in Radford. A combination of canoes and people on foot will pick up trash at the event.
Meet us in Bisset Park at Dudley’s Landing/Tangent Outfitters parking lot at 11 a.m. We will be cleaning up our New River by boat (so bring your canoe if you’ve got one) and remember to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty!
The National Committee for the New River coordinates and sponsors many volunteer activities that provide hands-on opportunities to make the New River watershed a better place. Each year, groups of volunteers organize cleanups on the New River throughout Virginia, pulling tons of trash from the river and its tributaries. Cleanups are organized in partnership with community groups and NCNR.
The mission of NCNR is to advocate for successful protection of the New River, to restore eroding river and stream banks and enhance riparian habitat, and to permanently protect land along the river. NCNR works in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia’s New River watershed. The organization has protected nearly 5,000 acres of land important to water quality, scenic and natural values, and has restored more than 66 miles of river and stream bank.
For more information, contact the Radford Visitor’s Center at 267-3153 or info@VisitRadford.com.
– Submitted by Deborah Cooney, Director of Tourism, City of Radford
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