French Broad ‘Leave No Trace’ paddling trip cancelled due to high river levels

Press release

From RiverLink:

We are sorry to inform you that the Leave No Trace Paddle Overnight Camping trip is cancelled due to high river levels.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy at

We will still be hosting a Leave No Trace Training for Trainers on Thursday evening from 3-7pm at Southern Raft Supply. This is free for working guides and $10 to the public.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013 – 3:00pm
Event Street Address:
2000 Riversdie Drive , Suite 3B
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining the guides and staff at Southern Raft Supply for a workshop on our minimum impact program as they are digging into their summer trip season. This workshop will run from 3-7pm and is intended for anyone interested in learning how to teach Leave No Trace.

Sign-up: Contact Nancy at or Justyn at if you are interested in attending

Cost: free for working guides and $10 to the public

Outdoor Educator Leave No Trace Workshop
This workshop is designed for educators, guides, agency employees, college students and other outdoor professionals. Participants will gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family. Participants will learn how to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings: schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas, including how to use Leave No Trace teaching resources.

Leave No Trace – Enjoying the Outdoors Responsibly
Join RiverLink, Southern Raft Supply and the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an interactive presentation and discussion that will focus on the elements of the Leave No Trace minimum impact program. This session will highlight the Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics program, which is applicable to all outdoor enthusiasts and all environments. This national program is administered by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, whose mission is to teach people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. In addition to learning the hows and whys behind the importance of practicing Leave No Trace, participants will be provided with information on how to easily and effectively integrate Leave No Trace into their daily lives and programs. The Traveling Trainers are committed to teaching Leave No Trace education as they live on the road, sleep 200 nights a year in a tent, and offer this award winning program in communities from coast to coast.

The French Broad River Paddle Trail will serve to protect the river as a resource for recreation, environmental stewardship, education, and economic development. The trail promotes long term partnerships to ­­develop and maintain a low impact water trail with, Leave No Trace paddle-in camping every 8-10 miles along the river corridor. The French Broad River Paddle Trail provides 117 river miles, from Rosman, NC to the NC border where it connects to 101 miles of TN French Broad River Blueway.
The RiverLink campsites are protected with conservation and recreation easements that ensure they will reamain free and open to the public in perpetuity.

Check out our New French Broad River Paddle Trail Map
The online map, is a great resource for planning your trip.

French Broad River Paddle Trail Community Forum Launches
If you would like to share your trip experiences, learn more about the river directly from the paddling community, stay up to date on events and volunteer opportunities, or help us maintain the trail, please JOIN OUR FORUM.


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