RiverLink invites participation in WaterRICH programs

RiverLink’s WaterRICH (Reuse, Infiltration and Conservation at Home) program is making progress: Over the past three months, the local nonprofit has installed a 100-square-foot rain garden and rain barrels for local residents, utilizing the opportunities to train individuals from Green Opportunities Water Team and other groups and indivduals in techniques to appropriately manage water on a residential scale.

“It has been a rewarding learning process, great to work with the residents, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the program,” says RiverLink’s Watershed Resources Manager, Nancy Hodges.

RiverLink created WaterRICH to help residents understand rainwater management, in their own back yards. The program provides resources specifically designed for smaller sites and private individuals. WaterRICH will teach you how to harvest rain water, create garden features, like rain gardens, which promote water seeping into the soil and filtration.

Become the first to become WaterRICH on your block.
Contact Nancy at WaterResources@riverlink.org for more information or www.riverlink.org/WaterRICH.asp to enroll.

Stormwater BMP Construction Techniques Workshops
Come learn how to construct residential rainwater catchment and infiltration features. These will include: Rain garden, Bio-swale, and Rain Harvesting

When: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Time: 8 am- noon
Where: RiverLink Offices, 170 Lyman St, Asheville NC
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time: 5pm- 8pm
Where: RiverLink Offices, 170 Lyman St, Asheville NC

Register with Nancy at WaterResources@riverlink.org

Located in Asheville’s River Arts District, RiverLink is a regional organization spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River watershed as a destination where everyone can work, live and play.

For more information about how you can get involved, see our Web site: www.riverlink.org, or contact us at information@riverlink.org or by phone at 252-8474.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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