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Annual Collier Lilly Ride At Mountain Sports Festival

Photo by Mike Porcenaluk | Flickr

 

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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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Foothills Conservancy Adds 32 Acres to Smith Cliff/Henry Fork River Preserve

Foothills Conservancy

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has added 32 acres along a half-mile of the Henry Fork River in Burke County to its Smith Cliff/Henry Fork River Preserve.

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Asheville Adventure Rentals Changes Name to French Broad Outfitters

Asheville Adventure Rentals

Effective immediately Asheville Adventure Rentals will conduct business as French Broad Outfitters. In an effort to more accurately describe our services as Asheville's largest river outfitter and retail paddleshop, we feel this is an important step. With the ability to identify ourselves with the third oldest river in the world and one of Asheville's most prominent natural features we believe French Broad Outfitters is a natural fit.

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2nd Annual New Year’s Resolution Run

New Year's Resolution Run

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from all around are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the 2016 New Year’s Resolution Run.

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Halloween on Vermont Avenue; A West Asheville Tradition

Vermont Ave Halloween

Neighbors in West Asheville are banding together to assemble the 3rd closing of the popular street for children and families who gather for Trick or Treating this Halloween. Vermont Avenue will be barricaded and manned by volunteers to assure safety and convenience for the trick or treaters and residents. Candy donations are also being gathered at local businesses and through online donations to supplement the houses who are hit the hardest by the thousands of children who arrive.

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Connect Enka Stresses Importance of Greenways and Trails

Reed Creek Greenway

Connect Enka, an advocacy group formed to assist in the implementation of the Hominy Creek Greenway Priority Corridor, is partnering with New Belgium Brewing and Fletcher Partners to host an event on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the New Belgium Brewing Distribution Center at 144 Jacob Holm Way to demonstrate how a trail system can benefit local businesses and drive economic development. 

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Zombie Tube-Ocalypse Float Is Back for 2015

2015 Zombie Float World Record

Braiiiinnnnssssss! And by that we mean rivers, beer, food and one giant fundraiser! Last year, following Portland, Oregon in the quest for the most interlinked tubers on the river, hundreds of people participated in the first ever Asheville Zombie Tube-Ocalypse! After a wildly successful first year turnout, the Tube-Ocalypse Zombie Float and World Record Attempt is back for a second year! This time it is a shorter float, in hotter weather and with colder beer! This year, the float will start at French Broad River Park and take out at The Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Dr. in Asheville, NC.

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RiverLink 20th Annual Riverfest August 8th

Orange Is The New Black Makes an appearance at Anything That Floats Parade | Photo Courtesy of RiverLink

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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Hunter Subaru – Dig the Du Off-Road Duathlon Set for its 5th Edition at Sky Valley Farm this Fall

Hunter Subaru Dig The Du Duathlon

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual, Hunter Subaru “Dig the Du” Off-Road Duathlon Race. This exciting ride and run combo will be held this October at Sky Valley Farms near Dupont State Forest in Hendersonville, NC.  

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