Help us Name that Creek!

cleanupandname3Westwood Place is a neighborhood in East West Asheville, bounded by Haywood Road, Craven Street, I-26 and Patton Avenue. RiverLink seeks to name the stream that flows through the neighborhood into the New Belgium Brewing site on Craven Street as part of its “Name that Creek” program. RiverLink is currently taking suggestions for names. So far, potential names from the community include “Big Wayne Creek,” “Penland Creek,” and “Reynolds Creek.”

We’re fond of names that relay the history or some other notable feature of the stream in question. Famous families? Civil War battles? Interesting natural features? Please let Dave Russell know your thoughts as RiverLink searches for more information on Westwood Place by e-mailing Dave at volunteer@riverlink.org or filling out the contact form below.

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Over the past couple of months we have been developing informational kiosks for each river access point along the French Broad River Paddle Trail with a grant from the North Carolina Recreational Trails Program. Each kiosk focuses on historical and natural features of the river, as well as paddle trail information including maps and boater […]

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1:00 pm Wednesday Workday April 1
Wednesday Workday April 1
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WednesdayWorkdays is an initiative to get more volunteers out in the community and to help keep the French Broad River clean! WednesdayWorkdays will take place [...]
Apr
7
Tue
1:30 pm North Fork Reservoir Tour
North Fork Reservoir Tour
Apr 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for a tour of the North Fork Reservoir, and discover the process by which our water is treated and distributed. The tour will [...]
Apr
8
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning
Apr 8 @ 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 [...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Session Evening
Volunteer Session Evening
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 [...]
Apr
10
Fri
4:00 pm Who is Wilma Dykeman and What is the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay All About?
Who is Wilma Dykeman and What is…
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join RiverLink’s executive director Karen Cragnolin and Jim Stokeley, Wilma Dykeman’s son and Chairman of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy Board of Directors, for an informative presentation [...]

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