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 Day Kid’s Festival

Come join us this April for our 6th annual Earth Day Kid's Festival. There will be games, live entertainment, educational activities crafts and more!

We're still looking for festival participants as well so if you'd like to be a part of this event let us know.

Art and Poetry Contest

Our annual Voices of the River: Art and Poetry contest is now accepting submissions. If you're a young artist we'd love to see what the river means to you. Submissions can be 2D or 3D art, poetry, and even video compositions. Deadline for submissions is March 13th

5 Things – Our Monthly Newsletter

Learn about all of the recent updates and work that's being done at RiverLink!

Read about our exciting partnership with Buncombe County Early College, some of our efforts to revitalize Town/Nasty Branch Creek and more.

Give Input on the RAD Watershed Plan

Learn how this Watershed Restoration Plan will investigate and find solutions to water quality issues within three streams that originate near downtown Asheville and flow through the River Arts District. Let us know how you use this space and what sort of issues you think need to be solved.

RiverCamp Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for our 2020 summer camps! We offer week long day camps for rising 3rd-8th graders. Campers will explore the watershed, learn about the science of rivers, and form new connections with our local waterways.

RiverFest Date Announced

We're so excited to host another year of great music, good, company and funky floats on the river! Join us at New Belgium for our 2020 RiverFest and the Anything That Floats Parade!


Upcoming Events

14mar1:00 pm4:00 pmKC Park Service Day1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Karen Cragnolin Park24 Spots remaining

21mar10:00 am1:00 pmVolunteer Educator Training10:00 am - 1:00 pm RiverLink Office7 Spots remaining



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