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.

Now in our 40th year, 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
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    Water Quality Walking Tour

    This tour is to educate the community, on NRC and ASU efforts to improve water quality thoughout downtown Boone and campus.

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    The Next Generation

    Help maintain the New River and preserve it for future generations to enjoy!

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    Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River

    Partnering with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Tom Hansell's graduate seminar, Sustainability and the Arts in Appalachia, and NRC to showcase the headwaters of the New River in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts supports both the mission of NRC and Appalachian State University's commitment to an engaged campus culture inspired by the ideal of sustainable communities.

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    Events

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

    3JUN

    Come see us at the Mast General Store in Boone for Land Trust Day!

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    15JULY

    Join us for the New River Paddle Fishing Tournament in McCoy, VA!

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    23JULY

    Come join us for our Annual Celebration on Bridle Creek in Grayson County, VA!

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