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 protected by conservation and recreation easements,  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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Join us April 26 at the new French Broad River Access point in Penrose — When Pigs will Swim!

On Saturday, April 26, from 1-3 p.m., Carolina Mountains Credit Union, RiverLink, The Wildlife Resources Commission, and a local Volunteer Fire Department, are collaborating on an event to celebrate the completion and opening of the New French Broad River Access at Penrose, NC, near Brevard.  The event, to be held at 170 Apac Drive in […]

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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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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 24, 2014 Posted by dave

EPA Press Release about “How’s My Waterway?” app

News Release: How’s My Waterway? Now More User-Friendly App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the US WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across […]

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April 23, 2014 Posted by dave

Welcome to the April 23 Grab Bag …

We hope you had an excellent Earth Day yesterday! RiverLink did! If you didn’t get out and do something to mark the day, we hope you at least had a moment to think about — and thank — Mother Earth for all she does for us. Pray for her recovery for the damage we’ve done, […]

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April 22, 2014 Posted by dave

CBS: Global demand for fresh water set to exceed supply

Think about this the next time your mouth goes dry and you could really use a glass of cool, clean water: Analysts with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research warn in a recent report that, when it comes to global drinking water supplies, a “perfect storm” is approaching. “Water scarcity is a pressing people […]

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Apr
26
Sat
Earth Month RiverCelebration @ Penrose Rive Access in Henderson County
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re celebrating the grand opening of the Penrose River Access and recognizing  Self Help Credit Union- one of our hard working Adopt-A-stream teams who help keep the French Broad River a place to live, work, and play.

Lecture: Western North Carolina Water In Context @ Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WATER TROUBLES & WATER SOLUTIONS: Western North Carolina Water In Context

 

Colorado’s Western Slope
Presenter: Hannah Holm
Coordinator, Water Center
Colorado Mesa University
Responder: Leah Mathews
Professor of Economics
University of North Carolina at Asheville

May
3
Sat
Lecture: Western North Carolina Water In Context @ Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WATER TROUBLES & WATER SOLUTIONS: Western North Carolina Water In Context

MAY 3

Catawba River

Presenters: 

Regina Guyer,  Associate Director of the IDEAS Center,  University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Barry Gullet,  Director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities

Rusty Rozzelle, Program Manager, Mecklenburg County Water                                                                                              Quality

May
10
Sat
Lecture: Western North Carolina Water In Context @ Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

WATER TROUBLES & WATER SOLUTIONS: Western North Carolina Water In Context

TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY

Gary Springston
Water Supply Program Manager
Tennessee Valley Authority

May
14
Wed
Volunteer Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
May 14 @ 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.

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Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices
May 14 @ 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
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