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Burton Street Agricultural Fair Sept 17th

RiverLink and partners team up for the Burton Street Agricultural Fair on Saturday, September 17, starting at noon

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).

The Burton Street Agricultural Fair is organized by the Burton Street Community Association and staff and highlights the history and contributions of E.W. Pearson and other important community leaders. This free event includes music, art, food and children’s activities.

The spirit of the Burton Street Agriculture Fair is it’s a “people’s fair” and this year, the Burton Street Community Association will collaborate with RiverLink, Asheville Design Center, Mountain True, Asheville Greenworks and Wildlands Engineering to present information on an ongoing watershed planning and restoration in Smith Mill Creek, as well as the future vision for the stream corridor adjacent to the neighborhood, as conceived by the Burton Street Community.

Printed materials, staff and volunteers will be available to facilitate discussion and answer questions pertaining to watershed, greenway, and other planning initiatives.  Comments and input are welcome.  Smith Mill Creek is an important tributary to the French Broad River, encompassing multiple neighborhoods in West Asheville, and extendinig out into Buncombe County.  The City of Asheville Stormwater Department and NCDOT are major partners on this planning study to identify restoration opportunities and develop resources for project implementation.

Amy Annino, Watershed Resources Manager for RiverLink, can be contacted for information about the Smith Mill Creek Watershed Plan and related water quality and flood reduction efforts. She can be reached at (828) 252-8474 x 14 or amy@riverlink.org. The event takes place at 134 Burton Street in West Asheville (map)

About 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.

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