RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed.
A Note From the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

What does the River Mean to You?

This is a question we are asking ourselves as we close out an impressive year of accomplishments at RiverLink, that include:

  • Provided Environmental Education programming free of charge to 3,300 students at 32 local schools
  • Engaged 1,200 volunteers in over 2,500 hours of volunteer service
  • Completed a stormwater control project that kept 4 tons of sediment from entering the French Broad River
  • Finalized a conservation easement that permanently protects a historic and culturally significant property within the watershed

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest video, made to highlight the impact of your support in the community. Please take a moment to watch it, and join us in celebrating the beauty and diversity of the French Broad River and its watershed.

Please also take a moment to read our board member highlight. This month’s focus is on Joe Sasfy, a current board member and long time volunteer at RiverLink. 
Thank you, Joe, for all you give to the River!

We know that, like us, you care deeply about the health and revitalization of the French Broad River and its watershed. By giving, volunteering and sharing your wisdom you make it possible to connect our community to its watershed in a way that promotes both environmental and economic vitality.

Thank you for making river revitalization possible, we couldn't do this important work without you!


Garrett and the RiverLink Team
New RiverLink Video Celebrates
River Revitalization
Video credit to Garrett Martin at Venture Life Films.
Upcoming Events
Alexander River Park Work Day
December 7, Noon-4 PM

We will be partnering with GreenWorks and MountainTrue for this fun and informative work day that will include River Cane Propagation, Invasive Plant Removal and Tree Planting and Stream Cleanup activities.

Please wear cloths that can get dirty and dress appropriately for the weather. All tools will be provided. Learn more and register here.
Volunteer Educator Training
January 11, 10 AM-1 PM

We still have a few open spots for our volunteer educator training in January. If you're interested in environmental education and working with youth, this is a great opportunity to combine the two!

RiverLink staff will teach you about aquatic environments, and cover aspects of stream shape and water quality. Once you've completed the training and been cleared by a background check, you'll be ready to come with us to schools and assist with lessons.
Board Member Highlight
Joe Sasfy, RiverLink Board Member and
Development Committee Member.

Joe Sasfy and his wife Marianne Mooney moved to Asheville in 2012, after spending many years in the Washington DC area. A long time writer and music critic, Joe spent 25 years consulting for Time Life Music, until his retirement and relocation to the Asheville area.

Joe currently serves on the RiverLink Board and is also a member of the Development Committee. For the past several years he has volunteered his time and expertise with RiverLink's annual RiverFest and Anything That Floats Parade.

I am always proud to support RiverLink because support of our organization translates to a healthier French Broad River. The river is the place where the north, south, east and west of our community come together and, when it is healthy, our community thrives .” - Joe Sasfy

Joe's good humor, positive energy and deep well of knowledge make him an invaluable asset to RiverLink, and we are grateful to have him on the team.

Thanks for all you do Joe!
170 Lyman Street
Asheville, NC 28803