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BRCLL Courses, May - August, 2017

Saving the French Broad River

1 Session
Wednesday, July 12
10:00 a.m. - Noon
BRCC, Room 122, Continuing Education Building
Member Fee: $20, Non-Member Fee: $30

Join us as we discuss the third oldest river in the world, the French Broad, and the efforts that have been made to improve the water quality since local author Wilma Dykeman called it “too thick to drink, and too thin to plow” in the 1950s. The river, once known to the Cherokees as “The Long Man”, had become the dumping ground for all manner of garbage, building debris and even automobiles. We will discuss the work of RiverLink, the Asheville based non-profit focused exclusively on the French Broad River and its watershed.

Garrett Artz is the Executive Director of RiverLink. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served for ten years on active duty as a Navy helicopter pilot. He graduated from the NC Central School of Law and relocated to Asheville, where he practiced law for Pisgah Legal Services and later as corporate counsel for Mills Manufacturing. He has been the Executive Director of RiverLink since September 2016.

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