We have received some attention of late over a sale of property at 144 Riverside Drive to buyers who have plans to create a restaurant on the site. We have taken the past couple of weeks to listen to concerns and comments, and review all correspondence in the matter dating back to when the property was purchased in 2007. Our Board will release a more formal statement in the coming weeks, but in the meantime please contact operations manager, Katy Palombi, or myself if you would like to schedule some time to discuss the sale with us and some of our Board members.
For now, we are going to continue to celebrate our shared passion for the River and for the results of the investment you make in River revitalization. Celebrating our successes and the staff and supporters who make it happen is embedded in our culture and is part of the approved values in the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. See below for more details about our 10-year vision and strategic plan.
Don’t miss our RiverFest and Anything That Floats Parade on July 20! We have
25 floats (and 180 people) signed up to participate in what should be an
Below you will also find reasons to pop a cork over the various activities of our staff. Renee Fortner and her team of volunteers and partners are wrapping up the Givens Estates Innovative Stormwater Control Project and saw immediate results after 6 stormwater controls were installed on the 100-acre watershed on a tributary of the Dingle creek in South Asheville. Justin Young and his team are in the final week of RiverCamp, our summer day camp for children in grades 3 through 8. Finally, RJ Taylor is working on several important conservation easements and was able to seek the Board’s approval for a Stewardship Fund to support stewardship of conservation easements into perpetuity.
Please take a moment to learn more about all of these activities below, plus some updates on our participation in the French Broad River Partnership.