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Connecting the Community to the River
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Read about our various updates for our programs and projects that are working to preserve the French Broad River and its watershed.More News
Make Way for the Wave!
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has just awarded $5.8 million to Woodfin Greenway & Blueway (WGB), completing the essential funding for the $29.9… Read More
Five Questions Answered: Bacteria in the French Broad River
The French Broad River has a bacteria problem. While this may be old news for many that live in Western North Carolina, a 19-mile stretch… Read More
Boots on the Ground: AmeriCorps Farewell
RiverLink’s work to advance a healthy French Broad River would be severely hobbled without the efforts of our talented AmeriCorp staff. July marks the end… Read More
Deep Dive: Get to Know the Kingfisher
Check out one of the coolest birds on the river. There's a reason that these avian predators are the kings of the aquatic food chain. Read More
Schedule Free Lessons for the School Year
For any teachers looking to engage their students with the outdoors our RiverRATS program is here to help! We provide free activities that connect kids with their local streams and rivers. Read More
Check Out our Updated WaterRICH Guide
Make sure the water coming off your property is clean and healthy. Our WaterRICH guide can help you ensure that your home is managing stormwater in the best way. Read More
Bacteria in the French Broad
The stretch of river through Asheville has recently been listed as impaired. We've pulled together answers to 5 major questions you may have about this issue. Read More
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Karen Cragnolin Park
Named in honor of RiverLink’s founding Executive Director, this 5.33-acre tract of land in the French Broad River Park corridor has gone through an impressive transformation from former junkyard to reclaimed, open greenspace.View More
Woodfin Greenway & Blueway
The Greenway & Blueway project is an ambitious $18.1 million effort to construct five miles of greenway along the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek, new river access sites, the new Silver-Line Park, expansion of Riverside Park, and creation of the in-stream Wave feature for whitewater paddling and surfing enthusiasts.View More
Due to the continually evolving COVID-19 situation, we are easing back into in-person events. We are still working hard to protect the watershed and connect our community to the river and we hope to have more public events soon!