Experience

Experience

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

Read More

Interactive Map

Interactive Map

Utilize our interactive map to plan your paddle trip.

Read More

RiverFest

RiverFest

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

Read More

Success Stories

Success Stories

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

Read More

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.

Get Involved

Download our App

iTunes

Android

Get Inspired

RMrectanglefront1

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 […]

Read more »

Interactive-Map-Cell-Phone1front2

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 […]

Read more »

Buttermilk Creek afterfront3

The Comprehensive CreekCare Program

RiverLink announces the Comprehensive CreekCare program, an approach to neighborhood creek care that tackles water quality improvements in a variety of ways. Neighborhoods, businesses, churches and other groups around Western North Carolina have already worked to improve water quality through RiverLink’s Adopt-A-Stream program. RiverLink is now offering more tools for more improvements: litter cleanups, stormdrain […]

Read more »

Latest Blog Posts - RiverWhisperer | View All

October 30, 2014 Posted by dave

Next round of Pisgah, Nantahala national forest planning meetings underway

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina, a division of the U.S. Forest Service: A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press The National Forests in North Carolina will be holding the next round of public meetings this October and November to share information […]

Read More »

zzzzzzalgae
October 29, 2014 Posted by dave

October 30: New research about harmful algal blooms

Please join experts from the EPA for a live webcast on new research about cyanobacteria, nutrients and lakes. Dr. Jeff Hollister, Dr. Betty Kreakie, and Dr. Farnaz Nojavan from from US EPA’s Atlantic Ecology Division will provide an overview of the research and go into details on the ecological modeling of cyanobacterial blooms in US […]

Read More »

October 28, 2014 Posted by dave

This Week at the Department of Interior

Read More »

Next Events | View All

November – December 2014

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
15
Sat
Volunteer Opportunity! CleanCreekCare Workday @ Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity! CleanCreekCare Workday @ Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin | Woodfin | North Carolina | United States

CleanCreekCare workday on the Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin.  We will be meeting behind the ABC store in Woodfin and cleaning up debris from the April flood.  Please bring rain boots or Muck boots if you have them and gloves.  We will be providing gloves and as many boots as we can along with trash bags and pickup sticks.

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

Get to know your watershed

Explore | View All

Water Quality

Recreation

Entertainment

Buy/Support

River Facts | View All

“The French Broad River is the third oldest river in the world.”

Blue Ridge Heritage National Heritage Area