is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to live, work and play.
Since 1987 we have engaged in simultaneous efforts
to address water quality concerns throughout the French Broad River basin, expand public opportunities for access and recreation,
and spearhead the economic revitalization of the French Broad River and its watershed with special emphasis on the urban riverfront district. We hope you find our Web site informative and enjoyable.
Connect with us on the web
Home of the French Broad
Click here to read our outstanding May newsletter
Listen to Wilma Dykeman read the chapter "Who killed the French Broad" from her book, The French Broad.
News and Upcoming Events
- RiverMUSIC 2013
5/24, 6/14, 7/12, 8/23, 9/13
music starts at 5-10pm at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza (144 Riverside Drive)
- trolley to run from downtown parking garages to RiverMusic contuinously from 5 to 10. Last trolley leaves the RiverLink Performance Plaza at 10 so you can stay for the entire RiverMusic concert before going back to yor car!
CONCERT DAY INFO
French Broad Paddle Trail Interactive Map receives funding through the NC Trails Program
RiverLink is thrilled that it has received funding to develop an interactive online map of the French Broad River Paddle Trail. This map will assist paddlers in planning a trip along the 117 miles of the French Broad River, designating river access points, campsite locations and details, additional lodging opportunities, outfitters, shuttles and additional trail services and links. CLICK HERE for more information.
If your business provides services to paddlers, anglers, and other various river adventures, and you would like to be represented on the map please email the form below to: WaterResources@riverlink.org.
Online Map Submittal Form
We are thrilled to announce that RiverLink received a grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund to help New Belgium Brewing go above and beyond the storm water requirements and reclaim the sub watershed at Craven Street.
Read the press release.
Check out what's happening at
Karen Cragnolin Park
Drive by Amboy Road and see the work we are doing at Karen Cragnolin Park it is called "phytoremediation" and it is creating a new process designed to be replicated for cleaning and reusing contaminated land for public open space and greenways.
Please take our survey or give Karen a call with any comments at 828-252-8474, ext 16.
RiverLink launches a
new program: Adopt-a-Greenway
RiverLink is recruiting individuals and groups to help maintain its system of greenways through a new Adopt-a-Greenway program. The initiative encourages scouting organizations, civic associations, school and church groups, nature clubs, and businesses seeking community service opportunities to adopt a section of greenway and keep it clear of weeds, sticks, rocks, and other debris for a two-year period. Interested? Contact Dave Russell at 252-8474, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RiverLink is now a proud member of Blue Ridge Forever
Blue Ridge Forever is a collective campaign led by 10 land conservation organizations to engage the public and raise financial resources to safeguard land and water in the Southern Blue Ridge for present and future generations.
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