About RiverLink

Mission Statement

RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play.

Purpose

RiverLink was born in 1987 of simultaneous efforts to address water quality concerns throughout the French Broad River basin, expand public opportunities for access and recreation, and spearhead the economic revitalization of Asheville’s dilapidated riverfront district. As expressed in our mission statement, we focus on related issues that directly impact the environmental health of our region’s rivers and streams and the growth and sustainability of our economy.

Contact UsRiverlink Office

Phone: 828-252-8474
Email: information@riverlink.org
Mail: 170 Lyman Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

RiverLink is open to the public at our office located on 170 Lyman Street from 8am to 5pm. Stop by and find out all the exciting activities that are happening at RiverLink.

History of French Broad River

Listen to Wilma Dykeman read the chapter, “Who killed the French Broad?” from her book “The French Broad.” Listen to[...]

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History of RiverLink

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT Karen Cragnolin, RiverLink’s founder and executive director for 30 years, wrote this in 1995.  The following art[...]

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Staff

Garrett Artz Executive Director 828.252.8474 ext 16 garrett@riverlink.org Garrett is the Executive Director of RiverLink.  He is a native [...]

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Board Members

  RIVERLINK, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULY 1, 2016– JUNE 30, 2017   Executive Committee Esther Cartwright Chair, RiverLink Fred C[...]

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Directions

WAREHOUSE STUDIOS LOCATION OF RIVERLINK OFFICES 170 Lyman Street (828) 252-8474 View Larger MapI-26 from South Asheville……̷[...]

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Americorps

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Members Each year, RiverLink fills three AmeriCorps Project Conserve positions : Education Coordinator Outreac[...]

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Speakers Bureau

RiverLink staff and volunteers are available to speak to civic groups, schools, businesses, churches, neighborhoods, and other organizations[...]

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May Volunteer Opportunities

RiverLink is comprised of a small staff – 5 full-timers, 3 AmeriCorps members – and to accomplish our goals we need more hands and hea[...]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Jun
9
Fri
5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverMusic 2017 kicks off with the first of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be![...]
Jul
7
Fri
5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverMusic 2017 rocks on with the second of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be! We’ll[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Jul 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 future. Available Seats: There is space for 12 participants on[...]
Aug
26
Sat
12:00 pm RiverFest @ Salvage Station
RiverFest @ Salvage Station
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RiverFest @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverFest 2017 will, as always, be a blast! It all happens on Saturday, August 26 at the Salvage Station (map). The always entertaining Anything That Floats Parade will be back, as will local beer, live[...]
Sep
8
Fri
5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
RiverMusic 2017 rocks on with the third of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be! We’ll[...]

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