Happy New Year!

Check out these opportunities to get involved in 2024

Upcoming Work Group Meetings

The FBRP Work Groups are where the action is! Learn more about a work group on our website and get involved in one of our initiatives at one of these upcoming meetings:

Outreach & Education

January 17th 1pm - 3pm


170 Lyman St, Asheville, NC 28801

Contact: Andrea Leslie


Business & Recreation

January 23rd 2pm - 4pm

New Belgium Brewing (or Zoom)

21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806

Contact: Jay Hawthorne

[email protected]

Water Quality

February 15th 1pm - 2:30pm

Virtual - Teams Meeting

Contact: Tim Fox or Anne Keller

[email protected]

[email protected]

Join or Support the FBRP Team

Help us support our member organization Haywood Waterways Association's 12th Annual Polar Plunge February 10th 11am - 1pm @ the

Lake Junaluska Pool

77 Memory Ln, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

You can either plunge with us or donate to the cause!

FBRP Team Page

Register or donate here.

The Plunge is HWA's biggest fundraiser of the year, helping to fund environmental education programs, including Kids in the Creek. Celebrating its 26th year, this multi-week program is a wonderful example of community partnership and support with the goal to educate, inspire, and engage the next generation of environmental leaders and stewards.

Funds will also support Haywood Waterways' many other community education activities that raise awareness of clean water and its values for agriculture, wildlife, recreation, the economy, and human health and well-being.

In Other News....

FBRP Strategic Plan coming soon! We are putting the finishing touches on the strategic plan document, and will share it with everyone in February along with key action items.

Regional Stormwater PSA Campaign launched this month. Member organization RiverLink took the lead in securing funding for the campaign from the Community Foundation of Western NC, with support from Land of Sky Regional Council, and has contracted with Darby Communications to develop the campaign which includes an informational website, local individual and business feature stories, as well as media and social media outreach.

Help spread the word and link to the campaign from your channels as well - see here for content suggestions.