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

Meet this years AmeriCorps members! Emma Rast – Volunteer Coordinator Emma Rast grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she spent muc[...]

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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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