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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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, […]

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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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Jan
11
Sun
8:45 am Hike with Dave
Hike with Dave
Jan 11 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
On Sunday, January 11, RiverLink’s Dave Russell will lead a hiking trip along Shining Creek. The hike will be one hour in to a beautiful [...]
Jan
14
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning
Jan 14 @ 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
Jan 14 @ 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 [...]
Jan
15
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour
Jan 15 @ 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 [...]
Jan
17
Sat
9:30 am RiverLink’s MLK Day of Service Volunteer Workday
RiverLink’s MLK Day of Service …
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
RiverLink's MLK Day of Service  Volunteer Workday  @ Hominy Creek Greenway | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
In celebration of MLK Day of Service we will be working along the Hominy Creek Greenway.  We will continue our efforts in the battle against [...]

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