RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality
of the French Broad River and its watershed.


Dear Friends, 

I hope you are staying safe and healthy out there! As we all continue to face the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support of RiverLink's mission to promote the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and watershed from Rosman to Hot Springs. 

We are working remotely and adapting to the changing circumstances, and our programs continue to be strong and robust. Please read on for more updates. Although the challenges we face as a community, nation and world are sobering, I find hope in the hard work and dedication of our incredible staff, and the caring and supportive community that we are so thankful to be a part of.  Please stay healthy, and I look forward to seeing you in person again soon!

Garrett Artz


Earth Day Kids' Festival Has Gone Virtual!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 22 at 11 AM for a one hour virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! During the celebration we will be announcing the winners of our Voices of the River Art & Poetry Contest and offering lessons and activities led by a variety of local organizations including Mountain True, the WNC Nature Center, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.

Check out a slideshow of the 2D and 3D Art & Poetry submissions here, and take a few moments to watch this talented video submission from Rainbow Community School. 

Special thanks also goes out to Budget Dumpster for sponsoring this event. Every year they donate dumpsters to conservation organizations for river clean up events

To attend the event simply register at the link below, or join on our Facebook page the day of. 

We look forward to celebrating this special day with you!


Program Updates

Environmental Education

We're excited to share our weekly Learn to Love the River remote education series with you!
Each week you will receive an email full of educational resources, fun activities and inspirational poems and stories about the river.  Sign up to receive your weekly email by clicking here!

Watershed Resources

Did you know that most of the trash that enters our waterways does so through city storm drains? You can help us keep our rivers and streams clean by adopting a storm drain in your neighborhood! In this video Renee Fortner, RiverLink's Watershed Resources Manager shows us how easy it is!

Community Conservation

Connecting people to the River is one of RiverLink's most important founding principles. From Jean Webb Park to Carrier Park and many others, RiverLink is proud to have a hand in creating local recreation spots that are an asset to our communities. Read more here.


Support RiverLink, Become a Monthly Donor!

Please consider becoming a monthly donor to support RiverLink. We know there are many important causes to choose from right now, and any support is appreciated. Just $10 per month (the price of a couple of lattes) is an investment in our staff and ensures we can keep our talented team operating our vital programs at their full capacity. 

Contact Us

info@riverlink.org | 828-252-8474