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Asheville water exceeds EPA safe drinking water standards

CoA Blog The City of Asheville has released its 19th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the City’s drinking water continues to surpass all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safe drinking water standards. The […]

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The World Needs More Toilets – But Not Ones That Flush

Tamara Avelian / Research Fellow – Water Resource Mgt, UN University Today, 35.8% of the world’s population still lacks access to any proper sanitation facilities. That’s why in 2015, the world’s leaders agreed to strive for access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 as part of the United Nations Sustainable […]

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Pisgah National Forest grown with Mills River purchase

Karen Chavez / Asheville Citizen Times MILLS RIVER – Just in time for spring trout season, anglers get an extra section of pristine river to savor. And the gift extends to all nature lovers who now get to roam free on a new – and critical — slice of Pisgah National Forest southwest of Asheville. […]

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Your Future Food Will Be Grown With Waste Water

Lucy Nicholson / theconversation.com In an increasingly water-scarce world, there is no doubt that recycling water we’ve already used has to become normal. Part of that will inevitably mean using waste water to help grow the food we need. But will we ever feel comfortable using waste water for food production? The reality is that […]

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Asheville Water Resources Dept distributes 2016 Water Quality Report

Press release from the CoA: The City of Asheville has released its 19th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the City’s drinking water continues to surpass all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe […]

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NC Wildlife Still Endangered, Threatened

Karen Chavez / Asheville Citizen Times Lori Williams has spent much of the last 14 years as a biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission crawling through choking rhododendron thickets and scaling slippery rock faces. Her goal: to find even the glimpse of a little green salamander in a rock crevice. When Williams can actually […]

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Land Trust Buying Riverfront Property at Seven Falls

Bill Moss / Hendersonville Lightning Once envisioned as an upscale Arnold Palmer-designed golf course at the Seven Falls Golf & River Club, a 146-acre tract on the French Broad River could become a public park. The land that was to charted for the golf course for the failed Seven Falls development is under contract to […]

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French Broad River “Muskie Mile” provides Monster Catch

Park Baker / The Transylvania Times David Bergman went Fishing recently on the infamous “muskie mile” of the French Broad River expecting to catch a muskie. What he didn’t expect was to land the 5-foot monster female that hit his line harder than anything he has ever experienced. Bergman, a Brevard College graduate and Fishing […]

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Asheville’s Newest Section of Greenway Opens

Mountain Xpress / Cindy Kunst The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest section of the French Broad River Greenway was held Friday, April 21, at the foot of the New Belgium brewery as part of the city of Asheville’s Earth Week Celebration. Representatives from the many public and private partnerships that had a role in the […]

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Asheville Celebrates Earth Week April 21 – 23

CoA Blog We are all connected! The City of Asheville has joined forces with numerous community partners to bring you a weekend full of earth day events and family-friendly activities to celebrate this important holiday. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink […]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May
18
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
May 18 @ 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[...]
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[...]

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