Protect

New River Conservancy is nationally recognized for its citizen engagement efforts to inspire ordinary people to undertake extraordinary activities to protect the river. Though land conservation, permanent sustainable management plans and river and stream restoration, New River Conservancy’s direct citizen action is critical to ensure the River’s health and beauty.

Below are the highlights of New River Conservancy's major activities...

Restoration

Restoration of an additional 15 miles of filtering stream buffers throughout the watershed. Buffers that are completely vegetated with woody trees and shrubs do the most to prevent erosion, improve water quality, habitat and scenic beauty. New River Conservancy will raise $210,000 that will leverage $4,000,000 in matching funds and restoration value.

Protection

Work with our partners to permanently protect an additional 10,000 acres of land that will increase public enjoyment, preserve wildlife habitat and preserve high quality water. New River Conservancy will raise $233,000 that will leverage $4,950,000 in assessment value.

Clean Ups

Remove 5,000 pounds of trash from the river throughout the watershed. We will engaging local citizens to take an active role cleaning up and ensuring that their section of river is scenic and welcoming and will support both a tourism industry and the aquatic life that depend on the New River. New River Conservancy will raise $90,000 that will leverage $200,000 in matching funds and volunteer hours.