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 Camp Mondamin in Henderson County and took a group of 20 campers from Mud Creek in Henderson County on the French Broad River to the confluence of the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois in 1922! Share with your friends and come enjoy a fascinating presentation of the characters that paddled WNC in the early days of the last century.
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 […]