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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

Help Us Plan a Park @ Karen Cragnolin Park
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Help Us Plan a Park @ Karen Cragnolin Park | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Please join RiverLink and Design Team led by Nelson Byrd Woltz on the site of the future Karen Cragnolin Park to provide input that will inform the creation of the Park Master Plan. The Design Team will lead tours on mowed paths of the site departing at regular intervals and will facilitate discussion on possible park features. Options will be available for individuals unable to walk the tour to provide input at a tent set up in the parking area of the park.

Light food, wine, and beer will be available.

St. Luke’s Service Day @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Jul 21 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Help us revitalize the Ross Creek riparian buffer at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We will be removing kudzu, multiflora rose, and other non-native invasive plants. This is a continuation of an ongoing effort to eradicate invasive plants from the area to make way to re-introduce native vegetation. Please bring clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, and a bottle of water. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Flat Creek Cleanup
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Help us clean up Flat Creek from the East St. bridge to the E. Cotton St. bridge! After the flooding in early June, lots of trash made its way into this stream and we want to put it in its place to make this section a little prettier and healthier. Gloves, trash bags, and grabbers will be provided. Please wear closed-toe water shoes and bring a bottle of water.


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