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The New River winds its way through three states, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, and countless communities who have depended on its bounty for generations. At 320 miles in length, the river is designated an American Heritage River and is part of the National Wild and Scenic River System. It is an ancient river, and one of the five oldest rivers in the world.

Blue Ridge PBS has partnered with the New River Conservancy to tell the story of this magnificent waterway via stunning videography, fascinating interviews,  and engaging stories from many whose lives are rooted along the New. Why is this such an important river system, and why do we need to protect it?

The answers and much more  in THE STORY OF THE NEW RIVER


Show your support for local programming and make a pledge for The Story of The New River!

The Story of the New River DVD

$60 - Your choice: 

  • Digital Download of the documentary
  • CD - Old New Music from The Story of the New River by Eight Point Star
  • Book - New River Guide: Paddling and Fishing in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia by Bruce Ingram

$72 - DVD or BluRay of the documentary (includes bonus footage)

$120 - Digital download or DVD or BluRay PLUS, CD & Book


Call 866-624-8366 or make a pledge online.


Funding for THE STORY OF THE NEW RIVER provided by these sponsors. Thank You!