French Broad River Festival cleanup

River: French Broad River

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Contact Phone: (828) 230-4054

Event Date | Time: 10/01/2020 | 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

In response to COVID-19, this event was rescheduled. The new date is 10/1/2020. For questions, please contact the organizer.

Every year as a way to give back to the community and river that we all enjoy, French Broad River Festival organizes a pre-fest cleanup of beautiful Section 9. Volunteers take a guided half day raft trip on Thursday April 30th picking up trash (and sometimes treasure!) and enjoying class 2-3 rapids along the way. The cleanup is hosted by our friends at Nantahala Outdoor Center who provide guides, rafts, and lunch. Cleaning supplies are provided by Riverlink. At the takeout the day’s “haul” is loaded into a dumpster provided by Valley Waste Asheville and then we celebrate with swag and refreshments provided by our sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing. Volunteers will also receive discount coupons to that weekend’s French Broad River Fest (or a rebate if tickets already purchased). Obviously everyone wins, including the river, so sign up asap because space is limited and this event fills up fast! Visit

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