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

Scientific Name: Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Identification: Weeping lovegrass is a rapidly growing warm-season bunchgrass that was introduced into the U. S. from East Africa. The many long, narrow leaves emerging from a tight tuft are pendulous, with the tips almost touching the ground. The drooping leaf characteristic gives rise to the name “weeping” lovegrass. Leaf […]

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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

Oct
23
Thu
6:00 pm Of Time and the River Art Benefit
Of Time and the River Art Benefit
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL BENEFIT ART EVENT — “OF TIME AND THE RIVER” Artists interpret the French  Broad through drawing and painting, much of [...]
Oct
29
Wed
10:00 am Calling all Artists: Learn how to contract with the City of Asheville
Calling all Artists: Learn how t…
Oct 29 @ 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
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
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 [...]

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