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.

Suggested Name

Reason for Suggestion

Your Name

Your Email

4+3=? 


IMG_8732learn

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 […]

Read more »

StormDrainStencils-11_08_08-020croppedconserve

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 »

kiosk2experience

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 […]

Read more »

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Nov
12
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning
Nov 12 @ 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 [...]
5:00 pm Volunteer Session Evening
Volunteer Session Evening
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 [...]
Nov
15
Sat
9:00 am Volunteer Opportunity! CleanCreekCare Workday
Volunteer Opportunity! CleanCree…
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity! CleanCreekCare Workday @ Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin | Woodfin | North Carolina | United States
CleanCreekCare workday on the Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin.  We will be meeting behind the ABC store in Woodfin and cleaning up debris from the April [...]
Nov
19
Wed
10:00 am Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville
Calling all Artists: Learn how t…
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join RiverLink and City of Asheville Economic Development Specialist Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the [...]
Nov
20
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour
Nov 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 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 [...]

View Calendar

Newsletter Sign-up

Get Involved

RiverLink is a
membership-driven
organization.

Volunteer »

Explore | View All

Water Quality

Recreation

Entertainment

Buy/Support

River Facts | View All

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

Blue Ridge Heritage National Heritage Area