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Smith Mill Creek 9-element Watershed Plan is Complete

  In 2001, Smith Mill Creek was termed the most polluted creek in Buncombe County, NC based on chemical and macroinvertebrate water quality monitoring conducted by the Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN) Program. RiverLink is taking a watershed-wide approach to improving the water quality in Smith Mill Creek (watershed map). In partnership with Wildlands Engineering […]

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Celebrate Wilma Dykeman’s Birthday today!

Wilma Dykeman warned us all of pollution in the French Broad River in her 1955 book “The French Broad.” It was a clarion call to respect our natural world, and the first case ever made that clean water is good for the economy. Dykeman also pioneered in the areas of civil rights, women’s rights (including […]

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Interested in an affordable rain barrel?

Join RiverLink for a rain barrel workshop on Saturday, July 29th from 10-11:30 p.m. Our staff will guide you through the steps to create a rain barrel, which you take home at the end of the event! We will meet at the Madison Co. Cooperative Extension Office, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall N.C. 28753. Donated Coca […]

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Water Wise: A History of Whitewater Paddling in WNC

May 18 – 6-8 p.m. at the Wedge Foundation – RiverLink Salon Adult Education Series returns with Will Leverette who is the author of “Water Wise: The History of Paddling in WNC” that spans the history of paddling from 1922 to 1980.  Will comes from a family of exceptional paddlers.  His grandfather, Frank Bell, founded […]

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Official Dispels Hellbender Myths

Park Baker / Transylvania Times Public land managers would like to dispel the myth that there is a bounty on the head of the hellbender. Staff at the Pisgah Ranger Station shared an Instagram video with The Transylvania Times this week of a man on the Davidson River trout fishing, telling another man that he […]

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Wild (life) Adventures on the French Broad River Paddle Trail

by Renee Fortner, RiverLink’s Watershed Resources Coordinator For spring break this year, my family joined friends on a five day adventure along the French Broad River Paddle Trail. Created and maintained by RiverLink and Mountain True, the French Broad River Paddle Trail extends 140 miles from the headwaters in Rosman, N.C. to Douglas Lake in […]

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RiverLink Receives $50,000 Match in Honor of Karen Cragnolin

Our Annual Campaign is well underway, and we are very close to reaching our goal! If you are not currently a supporter of RiverLink take this time to become a stakeholder in the only organization in WNC that is exclusively dedicated to conserving and protecting the French Broad River and its watershed. Your gift will be […]

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Heavy rains causes sewer line overflow into French Broad

Joel Burgess / Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE – Heavy rains in April caused a sewer line running through the Biltmore Estate to overflow into the French Broad River. The public line, which overflowed at a manhole on the estate near 45 Fish Pond Road, expelled 25,130 gallons of rainwater and untreated sewage into the river starting at […]

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Stunning map shows every river basin in the U.S. / Cheyenne MacDonald and Mark Prigg A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States. Created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej, a geographer and GIS analyst with a ‘lifelong passion for beautiful maps,’ it highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the country – in particular, […]

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