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

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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The RiverMusic 2015 lineup is set — and it kicks!

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 huddled with Heira Productions to assemble a top-notch mix of quality national acts and local favorites at the RiverLink Sculpture […]

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Sign up now for RiverCamp!

FRENCH BROAD RIVER CAMPS The goal of the French Broad River Camps is to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. The River Camps will provide the opportunity for rising 3rd-8th grade students to spend a week of their summer exploring the river and its watershed. The curriculum will include hands-on environmental education, […]

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Apply for an AmeriCorps Project Conserve position with RiverLink

AmeriCorps Project Conserve is a national service program in which members come from across the nation to dedicate themselves to serving Western North Carolina for an 11-month service term.  Members are selected based on skill, education, experience, passion and commitment to service. RiverLink hosts two AmeriCorps members per year. Please follow the links below to […]

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April 26, 2015 Posted by dave

Macon County News: Franklin’s Greenway offers miles of recreation possibilities

Thursday, 09 April 2015 Written by Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Frog Quarters, located on East Main Street, has become a mini-chamber for the Franklin area. From advertising events, to serving up delicous coffee and refreshing beverages in the summer, the Frog Quarters not only keeps track of all the happenings along the Greenway, […]

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April 25, 2015 Posted by dave

Times-News: Celebrate our green wins

This is a very good opinion piece from the Hendersonville Times-News. As we step outside, smell the fresh fragrance of spring rain and blooming plants and the hear the serenade of bird song, it’s a nice time to reflect on ecological victories that have enhanced and preserved our community. Things could have turned out much […]

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April 24, 2015 Posted by dave

$4M road to soccer fields, nature center finished

ASHEVILLE – A five-year project to improve access to the region’s most popular fields and zoo is finished. The $3.9 million project involved roads and streams near the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex, Recreation Park and the WNC Nature Center. “This project demonstrates how a community vision can be translated into an economic asset and has […]

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Apr
29
Wed
Wednesday Workday April 29 @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WednesdayWorkdays is an initiative to get more volunteers out in the community and to help keep the French Broad River clean! WednesdayWorkdays will take place most every week from 1pm-4pm and will be an extension of our Comprehensive CreekCare program. We will focus on trash removal along rivers and streams, invasive plant removal, native tree planting and also storm drain marking.

On April 29, we will meet at RiverLink Offices, please do not park at 12Bones or CURVE studios!

Weather permitting we will do some storm drain marking with placards that say “do not dump, flows to river”

Click here to register

Apr
30
Thu
Minority Business Seminar @ RiverLink Office
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Riverlink and Brenda Mills as they team up once again to provide a 2-hour session for minority and women businesses or those who are considering a business to learn more about public contracting, getting registered and marketing their businesses.  This special interactive session at Riverlink’s Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street from 10-12 on April 30, will contain an overview of the City’s contracting and purchasing process, provide information on businesses getting registered as minority and women owned as well as how to find out more about contracting and purchasing opportunities.  Subsequent programs will be held on June 23, August 25, October 27, December 8.  Reservations are a must so make yours by calling RiverLink at (828) 252-8474, ext. 10, or better yet, by emailing melinda@riverlink.org.

May
1
Fri
RiverMusic kicks off with The Movement @ RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

RiverLink’s RiverMusic, live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville, returns for a fourth year in 2015, kicking off with The Movement, Satta Roots and Franklin’s Kite. Once a month over the Summer we’ll offer a mix of quality national acts and local favorites at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District (map).

Future dates will be the second Friday of each month — June 12, July 10, September 11 and October 9. RiverFest, featuring the fabulous Anything-That-Floats Parade, will be on the second Saturday of August — August 8.

Gates open at 5. The music starts at 5:30, with our second band at 6:45 and our headliner at 8:15.

Mark your calendars now to come hang out (and volunteer!) at RiverMusic and RiverFest 2015. Check out the bands by clicking on their links below:

The Movement
Satta Roots
Franklin’s Kite

May
13
Wed
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
May 13 @ 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
May 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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

May
14
Thu
Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville @ RiverLink Office
May 14 @ 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 January 29.

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

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