Monday, August 12, 2013

RiverLink teams with Recover Brands for RecoverLink Clean-up

RiverLink and Recover Brands, the newest partnership in the Adopt-A-Stream program, will combine forces for a cleanup of a stretch of the Big Ivy River on Saturday, August 17. Recover Brand's mission is to produce the most eco-friendly clothing possible and raise awareness about environmental sustainability. They have committed to six cleanups throughout 2013 the French Broad River watershed to help RiverLink in its mission to make it a place to live, work and play.

This the third RecoverLink cleanup of the scheduled six. Volunteers are needed and will meet Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street (map) in the River Arts District of Asheville to caravan to the site in northern Buncombe County and work until 2 p.m. This collaboration will bring together members of the community with the help of local businesses to remove and recycle waste from a riverside location in a fun and educational way.  We will celebrate after the cleanup with food and libations and volunteers will receive free t-shirts.

RecoverLink is part of RiverLink's Adopt-A-Stream program. The 40 participating teams -- from churches, businesses, schools and other agencies such as Scouts -- adopt a section of river or stream to clean twice a year. To find out more about adopting, contact RiverLink's Jess Peete at 252-8474, ext. 17 or

Volunteers are still needed for the August 17 cleanup. Contact RiverLink volunteer coordinator Dave Russell at 252-8474, ext. 11 or for more information.

Contact Dave Russell at 828-252-8474 ext. 11 if you are interested in participating.

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