IGC Fellows gear up and clean up the New River

September 7, 2021

While many members of the Virginia Tech community stayed in to recover from the first week of classes, a small group of the Global Change Center’s Interfaces in Global Change (IGC) Fellows were working hard to clean the New River on Saturday, August 28th. Organized by Outreach Chair Melissa Burt of  the IGC’s Graduate Student Organization, Fellows joined hundreds of other community members who took to various sections of the river as part of the New River Valley Regional Commission’s ReNew The New annual Fall event.

Thank you to Sam Silknetter, Jennifer Brousseau, Becca O’Brien, Caleb O’Brien, and all other members of the GCC community who work to keep our local waterways clean!
Caleb paddles back from a long morning collecting trash.
The group finally brings in the haul.
(from left to right) Sam, Caleb, Becca and Jennifer show off the results of their hard efforts

All photos courtesy of Sam Silknetter, Jennifer Brousseau, Becca O’Brien, and Caleb O’Brien.