– April 2017 Volunteer Digest –
5/19 Downtown After 5 Wristband Sales
We are partnering with the Asheville Downtown Association for May's Downtown After 5. We need volunteers to help check ID's and sell Wristbands at the event. By volunteering, you'll be helping RiverLink secure 25% of the proceeds from the event. 

You must be 18 years or older to volunteer at this event. We ask that volunteers show up 15 minutes before their shift starts. 
Location 
Parking in the Civic Center Garage
More info will be emailed to registrants closer to the event. 
Time
Friday May 19th 
First Shift - 4:45-7:00
Second Shift - 7:00-9:15
5/13 Hominy Creek Greenway Workday
Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway are hosting their monthly work day. They will be sprucing up around the picnic table and pollinator garden area at the Sand Hill Rd.side of the greenway.

Tasks will include general weeding, removing invasive plants, and mowing. Tools will be provided. Volunteers should bring gloves, and water. Long-sleeves and pants are recommended.
Location 
Park at paved lot on Shelburne Rd. and walk 2/3 mile to the picnic area or park/bike in from Sand Hill Rd.  Note: parking at Sand Hill Rd. is limited. 

Time
Saturday May 13th 
10:00-12:30
5/11 & 5/19 New Belgium Greenway Workday 
As part of a Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant, RiverLink helped to implement some stormwater management around this part of the greenway. One of the grant requirements is to remove invasive plants from the riparian corridor. 

We need the help of volunteers to meet this grant requirement, and make this section of the greenway even better. Join us for two days of invasive pulling and greenway maintenance. RiverLink will provide all tools, volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants, and bring a water bottle. 
Location 
Trail head for the new section of the French Broad River Greenway at the new pavilion across the Craven St Bridge. 
Time
Thursday May 11th 10:00-12:00
&
Friday May 19th 10:00 - 12:00
5/26 RiverLink Tool Maintenance 
Our tools are in some desperate need of TLC. We need some volunteers to come and help us get them back to their former glory. 

We've got some whetstones and a bench grinder to get them sharp again, and we'll have a few parts that need to be replaced. 

Volunteers with some prior tool sharpening experience would be wonderful!
Location 
The RiverLink Office, park in the dirt lot across the train tracks.
Time
Friday May 26th 
1:00 - 3:00 PM
5/27 Hominy Creek Greenway Planting
Thanks to a West Asheville Garden Stroll grant, Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway have the funds to install a native plant garden around the new tool shed.

Volunteers are needed to help dig, plant, and mulch. There may be some invasive plant removal as well. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers should bring water.
Location 
Park at the paved lot on Shelburne Rd., across from the old Armory Bldg. and meet near the tool shed. 

Time
Saturday May 27th 
10:00 - 12:30
RiverMusic and Riverfest 2017!
It's almost that time of year! Soon we'll be sending out a call for volunteers for these events. 

Many of you have been a big help with these concerts in the past, and we'd love to have your help again. Keep an eye on your inboxes for something about these events later this month. 

This years events at the Salvage Station. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Donate or Become a Member
Can't find time to volunteer this month, but still want to help out? Not a problem, donations and RiverLink memberships are a great way to contribute to the cause when you're not available to give your time. 
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