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

Live Stake Collection Workday @ West Asheville Park
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come help us collect live stakes at West Asheville Park! Live stakes are dormant cuttings of certain types of trees. The live stakes we collect will be planted upstream along Rhododendron Creek during RiverLink’s March 3rdlive staking workshop where they will take root and help stabilize a stream bank in need. Check out this article for more info about live staking: https://extension.psu.edu/live-staking-for-stream-restoration


West Asheville Park – 198 Vermont Ave. Asheville, NC 28806


Wednesday, February 28th from 10-12 AM

Live Staking Workshop @ West Asheville Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Live Staking is a stream bank restoration practice that reintroduces plant lie through dormant tree cuttings, it is very low cost and easy for most landowners to accomplish.

We are excited to work with the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension to offer this free workshop Covering the basics of live staking. Participants will learn about stream bank erosion and get hands-on experience with live staking around Rhododendron Creek as a solution. This is a free event but there is limited space so please add your name to the registration link below.

Click here to register 

3/8 Non-native Invasive Plant Removal @ Malvern Hills Park
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come spend the afternoon with us at Malvern Hills Park! We will be removing non-native invasive plants along Buttermilk Creek, as well as clearing leaves from stormwater control measures installed in the park. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.


This event will take place at Malvern Hills Park.


Thursday, March 8th 2-4 Pm