RiverLink receives matching donation of $25,000

Press release from RiverLink:

Asheville, NC- RiverLink announced today that an anonymous donor has come forward to contribute $25,000 to their annual campaign. This gift serves to match dollar-for-dollar all donations made to RiverLink until June 30th, 2018.

“We are honored that a special Asheville family continues to support our work because they want, in their words, to make ‘Asheville and our region a better place to live’, and they believe that revitalization of the French Broad River contributes to a better place to live, learn, work and play.”

RiverLink is a 32 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed. RiverLink has been the driving force in the transformation of the Asheville riverfront, and is the only nonprofit in Western North Carolina that dedicates its resources solely to the French Broad River watershed. RiverLink is well known as the regional leader in youth environmental education programs, small parcel land conservation, watershed planning to remediate impaired streams, and empowering over 900 volunteers annually to support our projects.

Your support allows us to work towards the completion of the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan that was envisioned as a model that could be mirrored throughout the watershed. Your support also helps support the education of the next generation of river stewards with enhanced K-12 lessons that support the NC standards for STEM Education. You also help us grow as an accredited Land Trust and allow us to pursue our goal of doubling our conserved lands by 2019.

We depend on our community to invest in these resources we love so dearly. Support RiverLink now and your impact will be doubled. We are working to make sure that this resource that flows right through our community is here for everyone to enjoy, and to promote the notion that we all have a stake in protecting the places we love, and that we can all be involved in guiding that vision for the future. For more information please contact Suzanne Moore, Development Manager at suzanne@riverlink.org or 828-252-8474 x 12.

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