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Water Quality Projects

Ross Creek Stormwater Improvement Project

Ross Creek Stormwater Improvement Project (Click to Visit Project Page) Ross Creek winds down from Town Mountain through Chunns Cove thru Kenilworth to Kenilworth Lake, then down to the Swannanoa River. RiverLink is working with the Neighborhood and the city to improve water quality in this impaired target watershed, through riparian conservation and implementing project identified in the 2007 Ross Creek Master Plan.

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Craven Street Stormwater Management Project 

This project is a sustainable approach to improving public infrastructure and aims to improve stormwater management, mobility and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorist, increasing connectivity, and encouraging alternative forms of transportation within the Craven Street Watershed.
In partnership with the City of Asheville and New Belgium Brewing Company, RiverLink will implement stormwater BMPs to treat runoff from the neighborhood roads, roof top and other impervious surfaces, and restore a section of the stream through the New Belgium Brewery. This will improve the quality of the water and reduce stormwater flows to the stream and French Broad River.

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Greenway Development

Westfeldt Park Greenway

This county park, just past the airport is host to numerous amenities including river access, picnic areas, and walking trails. RiverLink along with Henderson County Parks and Recreation are working to improve the trail system, through development of a porous greenway and new natural trails. In addition to improving the community park, this section of greenway will be a demonstration of how greenways along our streams can be constructed to improve water quality and preserve the quality of the natural environment.

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Hominy Creek Greenway

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway are currently working closely with the City of Asheville to accomplish our mission to manage and create community parkland that maintains its wild nature, preserves the area’s rich history, and connects the West Asheville community to the river and to downtown. The park and future greenway extension is approximately 14 acres of forested land along Hominy Creek in West Asheville. The land borders 2/3 mile of the northern side of Hominy Creek and Buttermilk Creek between Sand Hill Road and Shelburne Road. For more information visit our website The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway.

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Reed Creek Greenway

This project is to support the completion of 1/4 mile of the Reed Creek Greenway from Catawba St. to W.T Weaver Blvd. RiverLink and the Montford Community have been working together with other local entities’ to support this effort. The Pigeon River Fund, of the Community Foundation of WNC, has supported water quality and stormwater runoff treatment of the constructed trail.

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Karen Cragnolin Park

RiverLink is working to clean up the old EDACO junkyard, through the EPA Brownfield Program, to restore the property for future use, connecting the French Broad River Greenway to Carrier Park. After buying the old junk yard RiverLink recycled 100,000 tons of concrete into a component of asphalt with the able assistance of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company. Currently we are utilizing phytoremediation to clean contaminants from the soil, the first time this method has been used in WNC.

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Kenilworth Greenway

RiverLink accepted a donation of 3.33 acres of land in the Kenilworth neighborhood in 2012. The land will preserved as part of RiverLink’s long range plans to protect and preserve properties in the Ross Creek sub-watershed of the Swannanoa River, which in turn is a sub-watershed of the French Broad River. This land may also help jump start RiverLink’s efforts to develop a greenway and fitness trail from the neighborhood to the river.

Caledonia Map Property

Pearson Bridge

RiverLink’s Pearson Bridge property is another example of how much  we value  the history of the river, dirty-dirt,  canoeing  and kayaking  opportunities for the river,  development of new recreational businesses  and adaptive resuse of buildings.

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Ross Creek

Ross Creek Stormwater Improvement Project Watershed: Swannanoa Location: Chunns Cove & Kenilworth Communities Goals: Provide treatmen[...]

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Craven Street

Watershed: Penland Creek Watershed Location:  Craven Street, West Asheville Goals: Implement “Green Streets” approach to stormwater m[...]

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Westfeldt Park

This county park, just past the airport, is host to numerous amenities including river access, picnic areas, and walking trails. RiverLink, [...]

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Karen Cragnolin Park

RiverLink signed the first Brownfield agreement in the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay at its historic Cotton Mill Property.  We signed our second B[...]

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Kenilworth Greenway

RiverLink accepted a donation of 3.33 acres of land in the Kenilworth neighborhood in 2012. The land will preserved as part of RiverLink’s[...]

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Reed Creek Greenway

RiverLink is working with the UNC Asheville Foundation, City of Asheville, and Montford Community to complete a 1,300 linear foot  greenwa[...]

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Hominy Creek Greenway

As part of RiverLink’s mission to spearhead the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River, we support greenways[...]

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Pearson Bridge

RiverLink’s Pearson Bridge property is another example of how much  we value  the history of the river, dirty-dirt,  canoeing  a[...]

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