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SE Chapter French Broad River Canoe Trip and Meet-up
Friday, September 22, 2023, 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
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French Broad Canoe Trip & Meet-up

Sep. 22-24, 2023

The River Management Society's Southeast Chapter invites you to join fellow RMS members, students from regional River Studies & Leadership Certificate programs, and local watershed partners for a visit to the French Broad River in western North Carolina. We'll gather on the river's headwaters in the southern Appalachian Mountains as it passes through protected and private lands, including pastoral floodplains and lush forests abundant in native flora and fauna. Known for its immense diversity in wildlife, topography, and culture, the French Broad flows for over 200 miles across North Carolina and Tennessee, with a variety of sections suitable for all paddling interests, including meandering floats, calm tubing, and raging whitewater. 

For this trip, we'll meet in Brevard the weekend of September 22-24 to connect RMS members with students and local partners to learn about the river's historic and present state, including community-led opposition to dams, Wild & Scenic River campaigns, management and protection of adjoining public and private lands, native fish restoration, water quality monitoring, riverside camping opportunities, outfitter use, stewardship, education, advocacy, etc.

To learn more about the itinerary, gear and meal info, please check out the trip packet.


Membership is not required to attend, though members do receive discounted registration for the overnight trip. Space is limited for the overnight trip, so register now if you plan to come! RSLC students, you DO NOT need to register online. Simply let your advisor know (James Vonesh at VCU, Brian Byrd at WCU, Elise Chapman at UTC.) Deadline to register is close of business Sep. 15.

  • Students - free
  • RMS members on the overnight trip - $20
  • Non-members on the overnight trip - $30

With questions, please contact Southeast Chapter Events Coordinator Jack Henderson at [email protected].


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