Press release from RiverLink:
On Sunday April 24, RiverLink—a local non-profit working to protect and revitalize the French Broad River—will host its 7th annual Earth Day Kids Festival at Rabbit Rabbit in downtown Asheville. The festival will run from 12-4pm and is free for everyone to attend. A variety of environmental and educational organizations will be on hand with games and activities; interactive displays; arts and crafts; and more that will teach kids about the environment and their impact on it.
RiverLink will also display submissions and announce the winners for the 15th Annual Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. This contest invites K-12 students to submit creative works inspired by the river; RiverLink receives hundreds of submissions each year. Nature is a powerful source of creative inspiration and these talented young artists and writers have used it to create wonderful tributes to our environment. After the festival, submissions will be displayed at local cafes and businesses throughout the watershed.
“In WNC we are so lucky to have a wealth of incredible natural spaces surrounding us,” said Justin Young, Education Manager for RiverLink. “These ancestral lands of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian are full of life, beauty, and magic that deserves to be experienced by everyone. This festival will connect kids with their environment and help prepare them to become the next generation of environmental stewards.”
Community members interested in attending the festival should know:
● Street parking is free on Sundays and there are multiple nearby parking garages. We
also encourage people to carpool, bike, or ride the bus to the event.
● Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
● Eco-friendly vendors will have a variety of sustainable merchandise for sale.
● Pets are not allowed on the Rabbit Rabbit property.
This Earth Day, come celebrate our beautiful planet, mountains, rivers, and forests with
RiverLink and deepen your connection with Mother Earth! To learn more about the festival or RiverLink’s work, please visit www.riverlink.org.