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 or filling out the contact form below.

Suggested Name

Reason for Suggestion

Your Name

Your Email


Wanted Dead: Alligatorweed

Scientific Name: Alternanthera philoxeroides A native of South America, alligatorweed was inadvertently introduced to Southeastern U.S. in the late 1800s. Its white flowers are clover-like and bloom a summer. Most commonly found floating in mats along the water’s edge, alligatorweed also grows immersed and even terrestrially. Its opposing leaves are lance shaped, 1-2 inches long, […]

Read more »


Storm Drain Marking Project

  Do you know where the water that flows into a storm drain goes? This water does not go to a treatment plant but flows directly into our streams, lakes, and rivers. Many people poor oil, paint, yard waste, and other pollutants into the storm drain because they think the water will be treated before […]

Read more »


Become a RiverMusic Sponsor and Advertise to THOUSANDS!

 How would you like to get your brand in front of thousands of people over a six month period? RiverLink is excited to invite you to become a sponsor of RiverMusic 2016. Becoming a RiverMusic sponsor really has its perks! Depending on which level you choose, for six months your company logo will be displayed […]

Read more »

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning <br />
Aug 10 @ 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 <br />
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Session Evening @ RiverLink Offices | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Join RiverLink for an evening volunteer info session.  The information session will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The information session will detail all of RiverLink’s volunteer [...]
1:00 pm RiverFest, including the Anything That Floats Parade is August 13!
RiverFest, including the Anythin… <br />
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RiverLink’s RiverFest moves into its 16th big year in 2016. As always, there will be live music from local  favorite acts, local beer and foodtrucks, free [...]
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour <br />
Aug 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 [...]
4:00 pm 30 Years Celebration Salon: Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan
30 Years Celebration Salon: Wilm… <br />
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
30 Years Celebration Salon: Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan @ RiverLink office in Warehouse Studios | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Throughout 2016, RiverLink will present a series of monthly events showcasing various aspects of RiverLink’s history and contributions to the Asheville and WNC area. RiverLink’s [...]

View Calendar

Newsletter Sign-up

Get Involved

RiverLink is a

Volunteer »

Explore | View All

Water Quality




River Facts | View All

"The French Broad River is the third oldest river in the world."

Blue Ridge Heritage National Heritage Area