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

River Cane Service Learning Day @ Buncombe County Sports Park
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come out to Buncombe County Sports Park for a service learning opportunity surrounding the fascinating native bamboo, River Cane. Participate in educational activities that allow you to learn about the cultural heritage of this plant and how it’s presence along our waterways helps to preserve our rivers. After this lesson engage in a service day where we will remove invasive plant species, Privet, to help River Cane thrive. Spots are limited to 15. Sign up below! 

Public Service Day
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Project location and details are TBD. Check back soon!

First Day of Spring Service
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Project location and details are TBD. Check back soon!



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