New River Consevancy

New River Conservancy believes that clean water, healthy land, and empowered people benefit our communities by creating a watershed where people want to live, work and play.  The watershed includes all the streams and brooks that feed the river and all of the forest, fields and communities that surround it.

New River Conservancy envisions a completely healthy and fully protected New River, which includes all the streams and brooks that feed it and all of the forests, fields and communities that surround it, throughout NC, VA, and WV.

Through research, advocacy and direct action, our vision of a healthy New River shall be achieved, ensuring that the New River and all the waters that feed it are clean, that the land supports vibrant and resilient plants and animals, and that the communities that rely on it are passionate and empowered advocates for a healthy New River.

Complete health and full protection will come from a collective vigilance that speaks for the River.  This happens when elected officials draft policies consistent with a healthy and protected New River, the citizenry is compelled to act on behalf of the River's health and protection, planners develop land use policies that minimize or eliminate negative impacts on the River, land that is critical to ensure the River's health and beauty have permanent sustainable management plans, and all degraded and impaired river and stream segments are restored to full health.

National Committee for the New River

Contact New River Consevancy

George Santucci
Executive Director
626 Ashe Central School Rd.
PO Box 1480
West Jefferson, North Carolina  28694
Phone: 336-982-6267
Toll Free: 866-481-6267


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Alleghany County, North Carolina
  • Ashe County, North Carolina
  • Watauga County, North Carolina
  • Carroll County, Virginia
  • Giles County, Virginia
  • Grayson County, Virginia
  • Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Pulaski County, Virginia
  • Wythe County, Virginia
  • Fayette County, West Virginia
  • Mercer County, West Virginia
  • Raleigh County, West Virginia
  • Summers County, West Virginia

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