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 9, 2014, 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 8 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 iDevices

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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Check out the 2014 Anything That Floats Parade — now with video!

In case you missed it, the 2014 Anything That Floats Parade was Saturday, August 9, and it was a smashing success. Thirty-one wild and wacky rafts registered, and a good time was had by all. Some photo galleries are below. The Citizen-Times has video The Citizen-Times was so enthralled they also took pics Mountain Xpress […]

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September 23, 2014 Posted by dave

McDowell County: Work on phase two of the greenway begins

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By Mike Conley of McDowellNews.com. Construction work for the second phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is now underway. In July, the Marion City Council awarded the construction bid for the second phase of the greenway along the Catawba River. The contract was awarded to Baker Grading and Landscaping […]

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September 22, 2014 Posted by dave

Littleton has dreams for South Platte River of recreation, development

Littleton wants better public access to the South Platte River to be part of the city’s effort to make the natural amenity more of a driveway to the community than a back door. That updated view is enshrined in the city’s recently-revised comprehensive plan and has directed the city to think of two projects, one […]

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September 21, 2014 Posted by dave

Water weed spreading in the Eno

A “class A noxious weed” is spreading in the Eno River, and could eventually make its way into Fall Lake, Raleigh’s primary source of drinking water, local and state officials say. The aquatic plant hydrilla is moving downriver at the rate of up to a mile per year, research by N.C. State University and the […]

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September – November 2014

Sep
25
Thu
Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville @ RiverLink Office
Sep 25 @ 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 September 25 Future dates: October 29, November 17 and January 29.  Reservations are a must so make your by calling RiverLink at 828-252-8474, ext 10.

Oct
8
Wed
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
Oct 8 @ 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
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Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices
Oct 8 @ 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

Oct
16
Thu
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
29
Wed
Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville @ RiverLink Office
Oct 29 @ 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

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