French Broad RiverCamp

French Broad RiverCamp

This summer, learn about the river on the river! Registration for our 2017 summer camp is now open! Register Now* French Broad RiverCamp Parent Packet If ...

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Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Celebrating our French Broad River: RiverLink’s 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest   Connect to your watershed through ...

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Internships

Internships

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and water quality? Would you rather spend a summer on the river than at ...

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Watershed Education

Watershed Education

RiverLink K-12 Watershed Education hit the ground running with the start of the new school year! In September, we reached 321 fourth ...

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French Broad Paddle Trail Map

French Broad Paddle Trail Map

Utilize our paddle trail map to plan your paddle trip.

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Our Mission

RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work 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,  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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Smith Mill Creek Watershed Restoration Open House

Join RiverLink for the public open house for the Smith Mill Creek Watershed Restoration Plan. Please join us on Monday, February 27th at the West Asheville Library Community Room from 4 – 6pm. Feel free to drop in and learn about opportunities to improve water quality throughout the watershed. We hope to see you there! […]

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French Broad RiverCamp teaches kids water stewardship

RiverLink is excited to announce its ninth summer of French Broad RiverCamp, a summer day camp where the French Broad River is the classroom. Rising 3rd – 8th grade campers will explore their watershed through activities like rafting, stream surveys, craft projects, and more! Our goal is for campers to end the week inspired and […]

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Celebrating our French Broad River: RiverLink’s 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Connect to your watershed through art! RiverLink is excited to announce our 10th annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest. Held annually in honor of Earth Day, we are taking the event back to its roots and announcing winners at RiverLink’s Earth Day Festival on April 22. The contest is open to preK-12 […]

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February 27, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

ACT Answer Man: Traffic Circle on Riverside Drive?

Asheville Citizen Times, John Boyle Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: (Note: I present this question in its original form just so you know what Answer Man is up against in deciphering your queries). I am hoping it is not too late to arrange for a TRAFFIC CIRCLE […]

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February 23, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

Local agencies work to keep drinking water healthy and safe

MountainXpress Posted on February 11, 2017 by Virginia Daffron At Greenlife Grocery on Asheville’s busy Merrimon Avenue, filtered water from the store’s FreshPure water dispensing machine is in high demand. Shoppers sometimes line up to fill multiple jars and jugs. According to store manager Lou Phillips, prices range from 39 cents a gallon for reverse osmosis-filtered […]

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February 21, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

New drought report says recovery has been overstated for WNC

News 13 – WLOS by Rob Bradley18 FAIRVIEW, N.C. (WLOS) — In fall 2016, the drought monitor was covered in light and dark red, indicating extreme and exceptional drought conditions. Now, the monitor shows only four Western North Carolina counties left in the severe category. A new drought report from the National Weather Service mentions those […]

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Mar
8
Wed
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information 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.

Please note that attendance at one of these sessions is not necessary for volunteering. Visit http://riverlink.org/learn/about-riverlink/volunteers/ to read more and wait for the pop-up window to enter your information and get yourself entered into our volunteer database. You’ll get email notifications when we have volunteer opportunities.

RSVP for either session by emailing volunteer@riverlink.org.

 

Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ 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.

Please note that attendance at one of these sessions is not necessary for volunteering. Visit http://riverlink.org/learn/about-riverlink/volunteers/ to read more and wait for the pop-up window to enter your information and get yourself entered into our volunteer database. You’ll get email notifications when we have volunteer opportunities.

RSVP for either session by emailing volunteer@riverlink.org.

Mar
16
Thu
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Mar 16 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 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.

Available Seats:
There is space for 12 participants on each tour.

Reservations (with confirmation from RiverLink) are a must.  REGISTER ONLINE 

Time and Location

  • Meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce at 36 Montford Avenue (directions)  in the third level of the parking lot down the hill from the Chamber building.
  • Plan to arrive by 11:45 as the tour starts promptly at noon. The bus will return you to the Chamber at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Apr
12
Wed
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information 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.

Please note that attendance at one of these sessions is not necessary for volunteering. Visit http://riverlink.org/learn/about-riverlink/volunteers/ to read more and wait for the pop-up window to enter your information and get yourself entered into our volunteer database. You’ll get email notifications when we have volunteer opportunities.

RSVP for either session by emailing volunteer@riverlink.org.

 

Volunteer Information Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ 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.

Please note that attendance at one of these sessions is not necessary for volunteering. Visit http://riverlink.org/learn/about-riverlink/volunteers/ to read more and wait for the pop-up window to enter your information and get yourself entered into our volunteer database. You’ll get email notifications when we have volunteer opportunities.

RSVP for either session by emailing volunteer@riverlink.org.

Apr
20
Thu
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Apr 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 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.

Available Seats:
There is space for 12 participants on each tour.

Reservations (with confirmation from RiverLink) are a must.  REGISTER ONLINE 

Time and Location

  • Meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce at 36 Montford Avenue (directions)  in the third level of the parking lot down the hill from the Chamber building.
  • Plan to arrive by 11:45 as the tour starts promptly at noon. The bus will return you to the Chamber at 2:30 p.m.

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.

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