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French Broad RiverCamp teaches kids water stewardship

RiverLink is excited to announce its ninth summer of French Broad RiverCamp, a summer day camp where the French Broad River is the classroom. Rising 3rd – 8th grade campers will explore their watershed through activities like rafting, stream surveys, craft projects, and more! Our goal is for campers to end the week inspired and […]

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New drought report says recovery has been overstated for WNC

News 13 – WLOS by Rob Bradley18 FAIRVIEW, N.C. (WLOS) — In fall 2016, the drought monitor was covered in light and dark red, indicating extreme and exceptional drought conditions. Now, the monitor shows only four Western North Carolina counties left in the severe category. A new drought report from the National Weather Service mentions those […]

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Rules To Protect Streams Rolled Back

The Transylvnia Times – by Parker Baker The 115th Congress voted 228 to 194 last Tuesday to roll back protections on streams and rivers. The Stream Protection Rule extended protections to waterways near coal mining operations. President Barack Obama had finalized a version of the rule that strengthened it in December 2016 that read that […]

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When rivers rise: warning you before the next flood

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A bright, sunny 70 degree January day means Bryce McClenney’s work outside the office is enjoyable. He is spending time walking back and forth on a Department of Transportation bridge along Highway 130 near Freeland, guiding a tethered boat across the Waccamaw River with a rope in one hand and computer […]

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WLOS: Brewery greenway may go to vote in Transylvania County

BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — There was renewed talk of a greenway connecting some big-name breweries and a cidery in Western North Carolina on Monday, according to Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter. The greenway could run beside Highway 280 from Oskar Blues to Bold Rock and then Sierra Nevada. Laughter said commissioners in her county may vote […]

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From NCpedia.org: Paint Rock

By Ansley Wegner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2009 http://www.ncmarkers.com A significant rock outcropping, known as Paint Rock, can be found in Madison County very near the Tennessee border. John Strother wrote about Paint Rock in his 1799 diary kept during his survey of the North Carolina-Tennessee boundary line: “Friday 28th. Set […]

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UNCA’s Blue Banner: Asheville to expand greenways throughout city

By Brooke Randle, News writer, brandle@unca.edu The city of Asheville and the surrounding areas continue to expand a network of greenways, providing a safe way to commute for bikers and pedestrians. Derek Turno, board member for the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, said the expansion utilizes existing sections of greenway to fill in as the missing links to […]

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Take part in this seminar on Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC

Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC will be a one-day event on May 19, 2017, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville that will focus on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway project development. The goal of the event is to empower greenway advocates to succeed and to expand their influence throughout the western region […]

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AC-T: $22M greenway growth surge coming to Asheville

ASHEVILLE – On a not-so-cold January day, Emily Eldridge was walking with a smile along the French Broad River Greenway, a place she comes “almost every day — I would say at least every other day.” It’s the access to the river that’s special to her. The West Asheville resident said she also likes to watch the […]

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NC Businesses — including New Belgium — join fight for clean water

By Stephanie Carson of Public News Service – NC ASHEVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina’s clean water is a valuable commodity for thousands of businesses across the state, including New Belgium Brewing in Asheville. The fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S. is one of 234 businesses that this week joined an amicus brief urging a federal court […]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Mar
8
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information 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 volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ 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 volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
Mar
16
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
Apr
12
Wed
10:00 am Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Mo... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Volunteer Information 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 volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]
5:30 pm Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Volunteer Information Session Ev... @ RiverLink Offices
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Volunteer Information Session Evening @ 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 volunteer application, and the Volunteer Coordinator will be available to[...]

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