Earth Day Kid’s Festival 2017

Earth Day Kid's Festival 2017

Earth Day is a great time to cherish our connection to the natural world! This year RiverLink will be celebrating ...

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March Volunteer Opportunities

March Volunteer Opportunities

RiverLink is comprised of a small staff – 5 full-timers, 3 AmeriCorps members – and to accomplish our goals we need more ...

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RiverLink’s 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

RiverLink's 10th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

Connect to your watershed through art! The Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest is open to preK-12 grade students and ...

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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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WaterRich – water recycling, infiltration and conservation for the home

Do you want to reduce your potable water use? Improve rain water management or drainage issues on your property? Build a rain garden? Install rain barrels? The WaterRICH Program can help. WaterRICH is a RiverLink Initiative to assist homeowners in understanding rainwater management.  Through the program, RiverLink provides an on-line resource designed specifically for smaller […]

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French Broad RiverCamp Counselor – Apply Now

Know someone who wants to share their summer with future watershed stewards? We have summer jobs available! Visit riverlink.org/fbrcamp-counselor for more info and application instructions.  

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RiverLink’s 10th Annual Voices of the River Art & Poetry Contest

Connect to the Watershed through Art! The Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest is open to preK-12 grade students and provides a unique way to connect to the French Broad River Watershed through art and writing. Local artists, RiverLink staff, and volunteers judge the art. Read more about 2017 Art and Poetry Contest Details here

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March 30, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

Who is YOUR Captain?

Awesome TBT video!

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March 29, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

Is there enough water to fuel north Buncombe growth?

Emily Patrick / Asheville Citizen Times The Ivy River flows west through Madison County, tumbling toward the French Broad River. At the Buncombe County line, three small mountains fit together like laced fingers, and the Ivy weaves through them, creating a curly flourish at the border. Where the river skirts into Buncombe, Weaverville gets its […]

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March 27, 2017 Posted by RiverLink

Fatter Salamanders?

Southern Trout Blog Chattanooga, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – If thinking about the dangers of climate change has you missing sleep at night, consider the literal hot water that sensitive aquatic species may find themselves in if global temperatures continue to rise. When placed in artificially warmed water, some salamanders respond to the additional stress […]

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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.

May
10
Wed
Volunteer Information Session Morning @ RiverLink Offices
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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.

May
18
Thu
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
May 18 @ 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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