Aug 22 2023

Aug 26 | ReNew The New 22nd Annual Fall into the New

ReNew the New’s 22nd Annual Fall River Cleanup

ReNew The New’s FALL INTO THE NEW, end-of-summer river cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th. Volunteers and participants will gather by 8:30 AM at Glen Lyn Park, on Campground Drive in Glen Lyn, VA, along Route 460. Giles County’s ReNew the New is excited about working with the New River Conservancy this year to cleanup and remove tires from the New River in the Shanklin’s Ferry stretch of the river. The success of ReNew the New over the years is shown by the numbers of volunteers and the expansion throughout the New River Valley. This year, for the first time two states are working together for one river, one bag at a time.


After participants are registered, and groups are formed with captains, buses will leave for the clean-up sites on the river where participants will be provided with canoes, trash bags and gloves. The river section for 2023 includes Rich Creek to Shanklin’s Ferry, WV. Volunteers can bring their own water vessels (kayaks, canoes, or rafts). Join us on the 26th. Those who are bringing their own boats need to call ahead for instructions on drop off and pick up areas. Call 540-921-2525. There will be an on-land option as well. Boaters will begin their floats with their captains after the safety meeting. Wear sunblock, river shoes, and be ready to work and get wet!


Lunch and a t-shirt are provided to all volunteers around noon as a thank you for the donated time and efforts to keep Giles County and the New River beautiful. Giles County boasts 37 miles of the New River and the New River Water Trail™ that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to have exciting whitewater adventures, relaxing floats, and adventuresome fishing trips! You are invited to explore the New River Water Trail on the website,


The attached flyer has additional information and you are welcome to contact the Giles County Administration 540-921-2525.informational flyer for August event

Visit the ReNew the New website at: and find them on Facebook or Instagram

Enjoy this video featuring the community leaders of ReNew the New and the overwhelming impact this program has had on our communities and this wonderful asset, the New River.

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