We believe that healthy rivers support healthy communities. RiverLink’s Watershed Resources program works to improve water quality in the French Broad River and its tributaries. These waterways support critical wildlife habitat for many species, such as the hellbender salamander and rainbow trout. Our local economies thrive on water-based recreational tourism, and the French Broad River watershed provides drinking water for many communities. These things are possible only if the water is clean. Our Watershed Resources program uses a combination of initiatives, including on the ground projects and community outreach, to improve and protect water quality.