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River Link

RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a destination for everyone to work, live 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 no-fee, no-reservation 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.

Anything That Floats Parade 2019

Registration for the Anything That Floats Parade is now open! This parade features people from all walks of life as they express their creativity on the river. Teams work together to create all sorts of river vessels; some simple, some elaborate, some made from recycled materials, and others made with lots of flair. The sky is the limit, as long as it floats. Registration for the parade is $25 per float, if your team is interested in signing up you can visit riverlink.org/afp

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Earth Day Kid’s Festival

Earth Day Kid’s Festival began 5 years ago as a way to bring the community together in celebration of our natural environment. A variety of environmental non-profits and organizations will come together to foster environmental consciousness and encourage our next generation of stewards to cherish our natural resources.

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RiverLink Gives Update on Karen Cragnolin Park

RiverLink announces another step towards completion of Karen Cragnolin Park

 
The site of the EDACO junkyard for over 20 years, RiverLink

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Artists, RiverLink and Zealandia Holding Company Celebrate the French Broad River

zealandia castle

Asheville's premier landscape painters celebrate the French Broad River's rise from polluted obscurity to the defining element of the South's most exciting city at Of Time and the River: the Third Annual Art Show and Gala to Benefit RiverLink. The gala event will be held at the mysterious Zealandia castle, the historic 1908 Tudor Revival mansion on Beaucatcher Mountain overlooking the city of Asheville.

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Burton Street Agricultural Fair Sept 17th

Join RiverLink and partners at the Burton Street Agricultural Fair on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016, from noon -- 6 p.m. at the Burton Street Community Center (map).

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Riverlink Seeks to “Name That Creek” in Kenilworth

French Broad River Photo by Adam Rice

RiverLink seeks to "Name That Creek" in the Kenilworth neighborhood

With the help of the City of Asheville and the Kenilworth Residents' Association (KRA), RiverLink's Name That Creek pro

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New River Access on the French Broad River at Pearson Bridge

pearson bridge access point

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks the opening of a new river access on the French Broad River in Asheville

 
On Wednesday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m., at the Pearson Bridge river a

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RiverLink Earns National Recognition As An Accredited Land Trust

French Broad River Photo by Adam Rice

RiverLink, a regional non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad RiverWatershed, today announced it has achieved accreditation -- a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that RiverLink lands will be protected forever.

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RiverLink Awarded $510,000 from NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

French Broad River Photo by Adam Rice

RiverLink is pleased to announce that it has received three grant awards from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). The organization will use the funds for three projects.

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RiverLink 20th Annual Riverfest August 8th

RiverLink invites everyone to their biggest party of the year. The 20 plus year  annual RiverFest happens at French Broad River Park on Saturday, August 8 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., but the fun starts with the Anything That Floats Boat parade launch at 11 am at Hominy Creek Park.

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