Our Mission

RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play.

RiverLink accomplishes its mission by providing permanent public access to the river through conservation and recreation easements, reclaiming contaminated lands for public use and enjoyment, greenway development,  creating public overnight camping sites along the river, adaptive reuse of historic structures, educating  5,000 students K-12 annually as well as the public-at-large about the French Broad River watersheds’ importance  and empowering over 1,700 volunteers each year.

RiverLink was established in 1987 and is the only French Broad River watershed non-profit exclusively focused on the French Broad River.

Partnering Businesses and Organizations

Upcoming Events

Invasive Service Day @ Givens Estates
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of non-native invasive plant removal as part of RiverLink’s ongoing Givens Estates Stormwater Project. We will be joined by Renee Fortner, RiverLink’s Watershed Resources Manager and resident plant expert, who will be giving a short lesson on invasive plant identification before we begin our work! RiverLink will provide all tools and safety equipment. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants and bring a water bottle.

Parking details:

Upon entering Givens Estates follow signs to Oxford Commons where you can park. We will meet here and then take a short walk to the creek we will be working along.

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Roadside Cleanup @ Lyman St.
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Help us clean up Lyman Street! Located right alongside the French Broad River, this roadside is unfortunately full of trash. Let’s get out there and remove this trash before it can find its way into our precious waters. All equipment will be provided. Please wear long pants and sleeves, as well as sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle.

We will meet in the front parking lot on the corner of Lyman and Old Lyman St.

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