Our Mission

RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play.

RiverLink accomplishes its mission by providing permanent public access to the river through conservation and recreation easements, reclaiming contaminated lands for public use and enjoyment, greenway development,  creating public overnight camping sites along the river, adaptive reuse of historic structures, educating  3,300 students K-12 annually as well as the public-at-large about the French Broad River watersheds’ importance  and empowering over 1,000 volunteers each year.

RiverLink was established in 1987 and is the only French Broad River watershed non-profit exclusively focused on the French Broad River.

Earth Month and WNC for the Planet

WNC for the Planet is a collective made up of local environmental organizations that provides access to service, educational, and recreational opportunities in recognition of Earth Month. We strive to unify our community to encourage and celebrate environmental stewardship for our planet and the region.

We’re Partnering with Friends of Woodfin Greenway & Blueway

We're happy to be a part of this ambitious $18.1 million effort to construct five miles of greenway along the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek!

Explore our Name That Creek Story Map

Over the years we've given names to quite a few local streams. These names reflect cultural histories, local ecosystems and more. Check out the watershed is histories of these names!

RiverCamp Registration is Open

For 11 years RiverCamp has been instilling love for the river in a new generation of watershed stewards. We're so excited for another year of learning and discovery on the French Broad, and we hope that you'll join us.

Join the RiverLink team as a camp counselor!

Our French Broad RiverCamp seeks to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. FBRC provides a week of river and watershed exploration for rising 3rd-8th grade students. We’re looking for counselors to help guide campers through hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.

Submit art & poetry for Voices of the River

Our 12th annual art & poetry contest is now accepting submissions! Artists and writers K-12 grade are encouraged to show us how creativity flows through out watershed. Winners will be announced at our Earth Day Kid's Festival on April 20th.


Upcoming Events


25apr10:00 am2:00 pmRain Garden Work Day10:00 am - 2:00 pm Vance Elementary School

28apr5:45 pm8:15 pmHidden Rivers Film Premiere5:45 pm - 8:15 pm New Belgium Brewing


25may10:00 am3:00 pmVolunteer Educator Training10:00 am - 3:00 pm RiverLink Office



Partnering Businesses and Organizations