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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Now Accepting Applications for the 7th Annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest

In this unique and creative contest we ask students K-12 throughout the French Broad Watershed to visit the rivers of our community and take time to reflect what the river means to them. The students then choose how they can portray the river in a meaningful and artistic manor. In the past we have seen […]

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Wanted Dead: Weeping Lovegrasss

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Kiosks help us tell the story

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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Apr
22
Tue
3:00 pm Earth Day Cleanup in Ross Creek
Earth Day Cleanup in Ross Creek
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’re celebrating with two different service projects in Ross Creek. From 3-5 p.m., we be applying storm drain stencils and will be doing a creek [...]
Apr
26
Sat
1:00 pm Earth Month RiverCelebration
Earth Month RiverCelebration <br />
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’re celebrating the grand opening of the Penrose River Access and recognizing  Self Help Credit Union- one of our hard working Adopt-A-stream teams who help [...]
3:00 pm Lecture: Western North Carolina Water In Context
Lecture: Western North Carolina … <br />
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
WATER TROUBLES & WATER SOLUTIONS: Western North Carolina Water In Context   Colorado’s Western Slope Presenter: Hannah Holm Coordinator, Water Center Colorado Mesa University Responder: [...]
May
3
Sat
3:00 pm Lecture: Western North Carolina Water In Context
Lecture: Western North Carolina … <br />
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
WATER TROUBLES & WATER SOLUTIONS: Western North Carolina Water In Context MAY 3 Catawba River Presenters:  Regina Guyer,  Associate Director of the IDEAS Center,  University [...]

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