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.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Upcoming Events

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1:00 pm Swannanoa Riverside Trail Restoration
Swannanoa Riverside Trail Restor… <br />
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Swannanoa Riverside Trail Restoration @ Azalea Park  | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
On Friday Sept. 30th from 1pm – 4pm we’ll be working on the trails and surrounding areas near the swimming holes at Azalea Park. Tasks include trash [...]
5:00 pm RiverMusic continues October 7 with a big night — Blitzen Trapper
RiverMusic continues October 7 w… <br />
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
October 7 brings an eclectic evening of music to the Prestige Subaru stage. As always, there will be live music from local and national acts, local [...]
10:00 am Volunteer Session Morning
Volunteer Session Morning <br />
Oct 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 [...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Session Evening
Volunteer Session Evening <br />
Oct 12 @ 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 [...]
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour <br />
Oct 20 @ 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 [...]

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