Chelsea Blount via Crowdrise
July 10, 2014
BENEFITING: New River Conservancy
EVENT DATE: Jul 12, 2014
New River Conservancy, formally known as National Committee for the New River (NCNR) is teaming up with New River State Park, New River Outfitter, River Camp USA, and Riverside Canoe and Tube Rental to offer our 2nd Annual New River Paddle-A-Thon on Saturday, July 12, 2014!
My name is Chelsea and I am currently an intern with the New River Conservancy. As an intern, I've had the opportunity to work on a few projects with this incredibly passionate group of people. Fundraising is a majority of the work I have been doing here at the New River Conservancy and without the help we receive from friends and the community, we would not have the resources we need to keep the New River at its finest.
There is still much to be done! Recently, I helped clean approximately 2 miles of the New River in West VIrginia and I never would have imagined the amount of trash we collected in a day. Roughly, 85 tires, 63 bags of trash, and a pile of scrap metal that included the front end of a Massey Ferguson tractor!
First, thank you for your interest in the New River Conservancy and our efforts to protect the water, woodlands, and wildlife of the New River Watershed! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will fuel our effort to plan and organize cleanups, gather boats and volunteers, and dispose of trash.