Experience

Experience

Along the French Broad’s 219 miles is a variety of experiences for people of all ages. RiverLink showcases many of ...

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Interactive Map

Interactive Map

Utilize our interactive map to plan your paddle trip.

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RiverFest

RiverFest

There’s something for everyone at RiverFest — RiverLink’s biggest party of the year. On August 8, 2015, we will mark ...

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Success Stories

Success Stories

In efforts to improve the water quality within the French Broad River Watershed, RiverLink has spearheaded numerous water quality projects ...

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Our Mission

RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a destination for everyone to work, live 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 no-fee, no-reservation 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.

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RiverMusic 2015 is only 7 months away!

RiverLink’s RiverMusic — five Friday nights of free (!) live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville — will return for a fourth year in 2015. Once again, RiverLink will huddle with Heira Productions to assemble a top-notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites at the RiverLink […]

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The RiverLink app is now available for your portable electronic devices.

RiverLink’s new mobile app for your smartphone will geo-locate you to all the amenities you will need to enjoy the French Broad River watershed. It’s now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the iTunes store! Android users can download the app from Google Play. Like the French Broad itself and RiverLink the app is […]

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Of time and the River, a special benefit art sale, is open Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 — 5

If you missed the opening gala (see invite below), there is still time to support RiverLink and deck the walls of your home at the same time. Click here for a map and come by this awesome event space Friday (Oct. 24), Saturday (Oct. 25), and Sunday, (Oct. 26) to check it out. Hours are 10 a.m. […]

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October 25, 2014 Posted by dave

Aguanomics

A few thoughts on California’s Proposition 1 California Proposition 1, the Water Bond (Assembly Bill 1471), is on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Here are my few thoughts on this $7+ billion bond.* NB: I am ignoring the (possible and probably likely) existence of federal, state and local laws and financing relating to these topics; […]

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October 24, 2014 Posted by dave

10 ways to get your kids out in nature, and why it matters

We awaken to the gurgling sound of a small creek; even with the windows closed, the gentle sounds of the rhythm of water making its way downhill reaches my boys and pulls them outside to explore. After two long days of travel and a pitch black night time arrival, they are eager to see what […]

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October 23, 2014 Posted by dave

Asheville’s Roundhouse Matters to Many

ASHEVILLE – The roundhouse is missable. The 90-year-old building appears as an undistinguished structure of glass and brick from the lanes of busy Meadow Road in Asheville’s River Arts District. But the building will also be missed, as evidenced by public outcry after Norfolk Southern acknowledged earlier this month that it plans to demolish the […]

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October – December 2014

Oct
27
Mon
Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville @ RiverLink Office
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join RiverLink and City of Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the city.

We are pleased to offer these special two hour interactive information sessions at RiverLink’s Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street from 10 to 12 on October 29. Future dates: November 17 and January 29.

Reservations are a must so make your by calling RiverLink at 828-252-8474, ext 10.

Nov
12
Wed
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to answer questions and help volunteers find their best fit at RiverLink.

Download the RiverLink Volunteer Application
RSVP to attend

Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join RiverLink for an evening volunteer info session.  Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be light snacks and beverages. The information session will begin at 5:30 p.m.

 The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to answer questions and help volunteers find their best fit at RiverLink.

Download the RiverLink Volunteer Application
RSVP to attend

Nov
19
Wed
Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville @ RiverLink Office
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join RiverLink and City of Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the city.

We are pleased to offer these special two hour interactive information sessions at RiverLink’s Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street from 10 to 12 on November 17, with a future date of January 29.

Reservations are a must so make your by calling RiverLink at 828-252-8474, ext 10.

Nov
20
Thu
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Nov 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

If you ever wondered about the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay development project – this is your opportunity to see and hear about the plans for the future.

Tour the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers with RiverLink and witness their magic firsthand. This is an opportunity to see the improvements that have occurred and hear what is coming over the next several months and years to make our rivers a better place to work, live and play. You will also learn some local history and visit some streets and neighborhoods you have never seen before.

Dec
10
Wed
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer positions in a 30 minute Powerpoint presentation. Volunteers will have a chance to fill out a volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to answer questions and help volunteers find their best fit at RiverLink.

Download the RiverLink Volunteer Application
RSVP to attend

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