Founded, in 2001, the French Broad Riverkeeper serves as the primary protector and defender of the French Broad River watershed in Western North Carolina. The Riverkeeper is key to WNCA’s endeavors to monitor and protect the quality of our region’s waterways.


Riverkeeper Programs

The French Broad Paddle Trail
Bacteria Monitoring (including Swim Guide information)
Point Source Monitoring
Muddy Water Watch
Pharmaceutical Waste
Hazardous Waste
Coal Ash

The Riverkeeper works for healthy and safe waterways in the French Broad River watershed by partnering with citizens and communities to identify pollution sources, enforce environmental laws, advocate for stronger environmental laws, engage in restoration, and educate and empower the public.

The French Broad Riverkeeper program is dedicated to preserving and protecting YOUR WATER from pollution and serves Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood, and Madison counties.