– August 2017 Volunteer Digest –
8/26 RiverFest
If you like good music, crazy floats and helping the watershed, then this is the event for you! Come lend a hand at the annual RiverFest and Anything That Float Parade. We need plenty of volunteers to help everything run smoothly. You can help with...


  • Float put-in at Craven St. and pit stop at Salvage Station
  • Float take-out at French Broad Outfitters
  • Parking assistance at salvage station 


We'd love to have your help at this event. While you're kicking butt as a volunteer you can enjoy the music of the Get Right Band, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony, and The Greenliners. And of course let's not forget about witnessing all of the beautiful floats!

Location 

Volunteer meeting locations vary based on job.
Time
Saturday August 26th 
Event is from 1-7 PM
Volunteer shift times vary 
8/10 Givens Estate Workday 
RiverLink is currently working on a big creek restoration on the Givens Estates in South Asheville. You can help make Ember Creek more environmentally sustainable by coming out and helping us remove some invasive plants from the creek bank. 

You can expect to get your hands a bit dirty, meet other fantastic volunteers, and finish the day with a feeling of fulfillment! We recommend you bring long pants, and a water bottle 
Location 
Meet at the Oxford Commons by the flag pole, this is the big building in the center of the complex. 
Time
Thursday August 10th 
10 AM - 12 PM
8/18 Upper Town Branch Cleanup
Do you want to explore an urban stream, and help ensure its health? If so we'd love to have your help as we continue our efforts to cleanup Town Branch Creek. This creek is home to some interesting debris including knock off Gucchi Bags, broken iPhones, entire toilets and more. 

We can guarantee a fun, intriguing, and sometimes messy day for everyone that comes out. Make sure to wear your water shoes and clothes. 
Location 
390 S French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Across from the Self Help Credit Union
Time
Friday 8/18
10 AM - 12 PM
8/23 River Arts District Cleanup
Many of you have probably strolled through this lovely arts district that we call home. While it's certainly on the rise, it still has a big issue with litter. Come join us as we work to cleanup up the streets around the studios. Lets work together to help this area reach its full potential! 
Location 
You can park in the dirt parking lot across the train tracks. 
Time
Wednesday 8/23
10 AM - 12 PM
9/9 Big Sweep River Cleanup
Join us for the 30th annual WNC Big Sweep River Cleanup. Volunteer for the region's largest (single day) river, stream and roadside cleanup. RiverLink, Asheville GreenWorks, Mountain True and our partners will provide dozen's of boats. 

​If you have your own boat, please consider bringing it along for the cleanup. We will be taking on 25 + miles of river in teams, then meeting back up for a riverside after party.


Please register to hold your spot. Shuttles will be provided to move you around to the cleanup areas. We will provide dozens of canoes, kayaks and rafts, but space is limited.
Location 
We'll start the day at Westfledt River Park (83 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher NC) and shuttle people to other sections from there. 
Time
9 AM - Meet-up / Orientation
10 AM - Get on the water
1 PM - Cleanup concludes, volunteers are shuttled back to Westfeldt River Park
1 PM to 4 PM - Sierra Nevada Brewing Sponsored after party

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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