Join Our Community of French Broad River Stewards
Public Volunteer Events
Throughout the year RiverLink hosts volunteer events that are open to anyone who wants to help out. There’s no experience needed for these events, just a love of the river and a desire to make an impact.
Other Ways to Get Involved
RiverLink is partnering with the City of Asheville and local volunteers to protect water quality through an Adopt-A-Storm Drain Program. Pollution from stormwater runoff is the biggest threat to clean water in our urban streams. By helping to maintain a local storm drain you can keep trash out of our streams and help prevent flooding.
Cleanup Supply Check-Out
If you’re just looking to clean a stream or roadside on your own or with a couple friends or family we can help gear you up. We have gloves, trash bags, safety vests, and trash grabbers that we can loan out to volunteers. Give us a call at (828) 252-8474 ext. 112 or send us an email to email@example.com to schedule a time to come pick up some equipment.
Frequently asked questions
What should I bring?
A bottle of water, clothes you feel comfortable to walk and work outdoors in, close-toed shoes, and work gloves if you have them (or you can use ours).
Will we be getting in the river or kayaking?
Typically no. If we hold a live-staking event, we may stand on a stream bank. We do not get into the river to remove litter as we have found it is much more effective to pick up litter before it enters the river.
What are the physical requirements?
We are typically outdoors for 2-4 hours. The nature of our work usually involves bending, stooping, and light lifting as we tackle invasive plants and often are walking on uneven terrain. However, we are very sensitive to the needs of our groups and will customize the outing accordingly to ensure the physical requirements meet all.
Can I volunteer with my team?
If you are looking to schedule a service day for your team please check out our Group Volunteers page to learn more about those opportunities.