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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  5,000 students K-12 annually as well as the public-at-large about the French Broad River watersheds’ importance  and empowering over 1,700 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.

 

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
RiverFest and The Anything That Floats Parade @ New Belgium Brewing
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Over the years RiverMusic and RiverFest have brought thousands of people down to the banks of the French Broad River to enjoy live music, local beer, food, and sunsets over the third oldest river in the world. The proceeds from the events go to support our on the ground work throughout the community. RiverFest is presented in partnership by RiverLink, New Belgium Brewing, 98.1 The River, and Nantahala Outdoors Center with special thanks to Stage Sponsor Prestige Subaru.

We’re excited to welcome Lyric, Northside Gentlemen, & Kill the Clique to this event!

River Fest is also home of the Anything that Floats Parade where you can see some of the most creative river vessels in the area. If you’ve got a team interested in including a float in this parade, registration will be opening soon.

Volunteer at RiverFest

Volunteer at The Anything That Floats Parade

Sep
7
Fri
RiverMusic with The Jayhawks @ New Belgium Brewing
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Over the years RiverMusic and RiverFest have brought thousands of people down to the banks of the French Broad River to enjoy live music, local beer, food, and sunsets over the third oldest river in the world. The proceeds from the events go to support our on the ground work throughout the community. RiverMusic and RiverFest are presented in partnership by RiverLink, New Belgium Brewing, and 98.1 The River with special thanks to Stage Sponsor Prestige Subaru.

We’re excited to welcome The Jayhawks, Cris Jacobs Band, & Dave Desmelik to this event!

Volunteer at RIverMusic

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