Protecting Nearby Land
4:00 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The New River Trail

Recently Bulldozed

The New River Trail, in southwestern Virginia, runs for 57 miles from Pulaski to Galax.  It’s Virginia’s longest state park, but also its narrowest ---with a right of way just 80 feet wide in many places.

Some worry that makes it especially vulnerable to development along the trail as communities give way to pressure to trade their rural character for the promise of prosperity.

Listen to the full report from Robbie Harris.

The New River Trail Conservancy is holding a benefit concert to help landowners along the narrow trail with costs for accomplishing a conservation easement. Wayne Henderson and Helen White will play at the Draper Mercantile on Sunday, September 8th.