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AC-T: Asheville keeps control of water system, court rules

By Joel Burgess , jburgess@citizen-times.com Asheville will maintain control of the west’s biggest water system following a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling handed down Wednesday. In the ruling the court sided with the city against the state legislature that passed a 2013 law stripping Asheville of control of municipal system and handing it over to a regional sewerage […]

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Protecting and Restoring Flows in Our Southeastern Rivers

River Network is excited to announce the release of our new report: Protecting and Restoring Flows in Our Southeastern Rivers: A Synthesis of State Policies for Water Security and Sustainability. To address the range of threats to river flows in the southeast, this report covers a comprehensive set of policies starting with the scientific foundations […]

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Stanly County, NC: Recreation becomes stronger with new blueways, trails

By Shannon Beamon, Staff Writer of the Stanly News & Press. With nearly four miles of trail and two kayak launches installed this year, Stanly County’s outdoor amenities hit a spike this year. All of the trail growth took place in the northern part of the county, where the opening of the Falcon Trail — a […]

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Good greenway news from GA: Island Hopper trail will connect mainland to Jekyll

By DEBORAH BAYLISS dbayliss@goldenisles.news of the Golden Isles News of Savannah, GA. Cyclists will soon find pedaling their way from Glynn County’s mainland to Jekyll Island to be a much smoother and safer ride. A road-widening project currently underway along the Downing Musgrove Causeway includes a bike path, the Jekyll Island Hopper trail, that connects with […]

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Happy Holidays from all of us at RiverLink!

No matter what you celebrate this time of year, the staff, Board of Directors, army of volunteers and other supporters wish you the best of the season.  

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Vinegar: An alternative to glyphosate?

By Deborah Smith-Fiola, Independent IPM Consultant, Landscape Enterprise, LLC and Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist, IPM for Nurseries and Greenhouses University of Maryland Extension Central Maryland Research and Education Center  Glyphosate is the chemical name of world’s most widely used and best-selling herbicide. It is used in more than 130 countries on agricultural crops, orchards, nurseries, greenhouses, […]

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Chicken Hill: Asheville’s oldest neighborhood

About Chicken Hill and Urvana Chicken Hill is a mill village in Asheville, North Carolina, that dates back to the 1880s. Imbued with rich history and excellent location, this hip and funky neighborhood is a charming place to live. A short walk to downtown, to the River Arts District, and to the French Broad River […]

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WLOS: French Broad River Greenway West now open

Asheville, N.C. (WLOS) — It is official: French Broad River Greenway West from Craven Street to Haywood Road is now open to the public! Access the greenway through the trailhead off Craven Street beside the French Broad River. Ample parking spaces have been installed on both sides of adjacent Hazel Mill Road. This .5-mile section of […]

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Invasive species: Bradford pear, the worst thing since kudzu

By Durant Ashmore, in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Callery pear is the new kudzu, and is proving to be much more pervasive, with a range that is overwhelming 25 of our 50 states. There are two times a year when the public can really see the full extent of the Callery pear infestation of our fallow fields. […]

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Guest column from Randell Jones: A flood of goodwill

Politics aside, we are divided by nature. We have seen this year the damages and disruptions wrought by the extremes of nature, both deluge and drought, from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew and the forest fires burning throughout the perilously dry Southern Appalachians. Such calamities divide us immediately into two groups: those in need […]

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