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

West Asheville Park Workday @ West Asheville Park
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
RiverLink has a conservation easement along the riparian zone of Rhododendron Creek within West Asheville Park. Join our Watershed Resources Coordinator Ingrid in maintaining this area by removing kudzu and multiflora rose. A healthy riparian zone- the transitional area between land and stream- prevents soil erosion, filters runoff, and controls flooding!
All tools will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Click here to register for this event

Community Shopping for a Cause @ Ten Thousand Villages
Nov 27 – Dec 8 all-day

Our friends at Ten Thousand Villages in Asheville are giving back this holiday season, and we are grateful to be one of the organizations they support. Stop by their beautiful store November 27th through December 8th, mention River Link as you checkout, and they will donate 15% of your purchase to us. You are sure to find something there that will make an amazing holiday gift.

Make an Ornament to Support RiverLink @ NC Glass Center
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NC Glass Center creates annual holiday ornaments where half the proceeds are donated to two other nonprofit organizations.  This year the studio has chosen Riverlink as one of the recipients. We’re honored to be included in this event. We hope that you’ll come out and prepare for holiday celebrations with us!