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Take a look at the French Broad Paddle Trail

Take a look at the French Broad Paddle Trail

A lovely video showcases the French Broad River and the new paddle trail constructed by the WNC Alliance.

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Sierra Nevada helps fund bacteria monitoring of French Broad River

Sierra Nevada helps fund bacteria monitoring of French Broad River

You can help. Volunteers interested in taking water samples should contact Hartwell Carson at Hartwell@wnca.org.

by August 14, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance celebrates fundraising campaign w/ beer, fun flip cup contest

The fundraising campaign with Sweetwater Brewery supports the French Broad Riverkeeper program.

by July 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville features
Pictures of Asheville: River reflections

Pictures of Asheville: River reflections

Last night’s sunset over the French Broad. Photo by Bill Rhodes.

Tubing traffic fills French Broad on July Fourth holiday

So many tubers took to the French Broad River on July Fourth that some likened the ride to a crowded superhighway.

by July 9, 2012 2 comments Asheville features
Video: Cliff jumping on the French Broad

Video: Cliff jumping on the French Broad

Daredevils with waterproof videocameras and editing software take some dizzying jumps into the river, and film themselves…all the way down. Mildly NSFW due to language.

Outside magazine names Asheville a top 10 river town

Outside magazine has named Asheville a top 10 U.S. river town, and it is asking the public to vote to pick the overall winner. Outside is partnering with American Rivers, a top river conservation organization, on the contest. Here’s what American Rivers says about Asheville: The French Broad River flows right through town and offers a 120-mile paddle trail with[Read More…]

Registration now open for wacky rafts in this year’s Anything That Floats Parade

Press release here from loyal reader Barb: I am a volunteer with RiverLink and I am working on the Anything That Floats Parade which is held in conjunction with RiverFest 2012 on Saturday, August 11, 2012. For this event, teams build all kinds of wacky rafts and float down the French Broad River . They will be competing in 5[Read More…]

by June 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville features

French Broad Paddle Trail to officially open on June 9

Press release here. Exciting news: The vision of the French Broad River Paddle Trail will become a reality on June 9, when the Western North Carolina Alliance will officially open the French Broad River Paddle trail at the river’s headwaters in Rosman. A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick off the journey of some 30 paddlers down the entire French Broad[Read More…]

by June 4, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

WNC Alliance and Sweetwater partner to raise money to clean up French Broad River

Press release here: During the month of June, the fishing will be good throughout the French Broad River Watershed, as more than 20 bars, restaurants and businesses will sell “fish” to their customers. Paper fish, that is – encouraging customers to “give of your liver to save the river.” For more than five years, the Western North Carolina Alliance and[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
WNC Alliance continues work on French Broad River Paddle Trail

WNC Alliance continues work on French Broad River Paddle Trail

Press release here: The WNC Alliance’s French Broad Riverkeeper is continuing work on the French Broad River Paddle Trail, which will connect campsites along more than 140 miles of river in Western North Carolina and east Tennessee. The trail will give paddlers the option to camp along the entire course of the river. To date, six campsites have been constructed.[Read More…]

by April 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville News