WDBJ7′s Orlando Salinas reports about FOCL’s efforts to help educate their supporters about upcoming weather events and the changes in water flow and levels of the New River to prevent homeowners from losing their boats, docks, sea doos, and other property as they did in January and July of this year.
Saturday, October 21: The National Committee for the New River held its 6th annual New River Trail 50K run. The event takes place in Fries, VA and runs along a 31 mile stretch of the majestic New River Trail. This year our own Executive Director Jeff Caldwell ran the race raising money for NCNR, FOCL, and his own personal charity The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Jeff placed 94th out of 128 with a finishing time of 6:00:11.
Jeff would like to thank everyone for their support and donations for this event as he raised over $670 for the 3 organizations.
Chris Meade - Bob & Polly Caldwell
Dana & Mike Spraker – John Copeland - Stacey Duncan
Bob & Cheri Strenz – Jeff Arnold & Laura Walters
Mike & Mary Johnston - James Clay
Lisa & George Harvey - Michael Burke
Bill & Roxanne Greever
The New River Valley Fairgrounds played host to Pulaski County elementary students for its annual 4H Agriculture Day. Scores of elementary students navigated through 14 stations educating them on everything from farming to pollution. FOCL board member Cheri Strenz talked to the kids about safety on the water, proper life jacket size, and keeping Claytor Lake clean. The day was a great way FOCL could teach young kids how to be safe and aware on the waters of Claytor Lake.
Attention Anglers: VDGIF and Virginia Tech are working together to evaluate the stocked trout program. VDGIF and Virginia Tech would love to hear your opinions, comments, concerns, and questions about the stocked trout program here in Virginia! Come learn about the current program, hear how VDGIF and Virginia Tech are working with trout anglers to help manage stocked trout resources in the future, and voice your thoughts. This is the first of many chances to be heard. Please come to learn how stocked trout are managed in Virginia and voice your opinion. The meetings can be located on FOCL’s Calendar page: