I fell in love with the New River in 1975 when I was part of a national effort to protect the river from a massive hydro-electric dam project that would have destroyed miles and miles of this pristine river. From that effort, the New River Conservancy was born. Over the years I've fished, paddled, camped and simply enjoyed the beauty of this amazing national resource. I've been fortunate to have done this with many of you. Great memories and friendships that enriched our lives. I hope you will consider contributing to help us continue our fight for the river. You may also want to join our team and pass this message along to your friends on social media or through email. Life is short, paddle hard. Thanks for your consideration.