With the help of the City of Asheville, the River Arts District Business Association (RADBA), the River Arts District Artists (RADA) and the West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhood (WECAN), RiverLink’s “Name That Creek” program is aiming to put another name on the Asheville map. This sixth Name That Creek campaign has its sights set on a small stream that begins in Aston Park near the intersection of Hilliard and Clingman Avenues in Asheville. It parallels Clingman before ducking under several buildings, Clingman Avenue and Riverside Drive, flowing into the French Broad near 14 Riverside Drive, which is the site of the River Arts District visitor center set to open this Spring.
Members of the local community groups RADBA, RADA and WECAN, were asked to submit names, which will now go to out to the public for voting. The poll closes February 20.
The poll can be found here: http://riverlink.org/help-us-name-rad-creek/
Scientific Name: Alternanthera philoxeroides A native of South America, alligatorweed was inadvertently introduced to Southeastern U.S. in the late 1800s. Its white flowers are clover-like and bloom a summer. Most commonly found floating in mats along the water’s edge, alligatorweed also grows immersed and even terrestrially. Its opposing leaves are lance shaped, 1-2 inches long, […]
Do you know where the water that flows into a storm drain goes? This water does not go to a treatment plant but flows directly into our streams, lakes, and rivers. Many people poor oil, paint, yard waste, and other pollutants into the storm drain because they think the water will be treated before […]
RiverLink and MountainTrue have developed informational kiosks for each river access point along the French Broad River Paddle Trail with a grant from the North Carolina Recreational Trails Program. Each kiosk focuses on historical and natural features of the river, as well as paddle trail information including maps and boater resources. These kiosks aid users and […]