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Then + Now: The French Broad River
Wednesday, December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the next in our Learn Local Series of cultural and natural history talks about the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
As one of the oldest rivers in the world, the French Broad tells a fascinating story. Originating as North America collided with Africa some 300 million years ago, its river has traveled some 2300 miles, cut its way through four sets of mountains, and supported humans for 14,000 years.
Renee Fortner, RiverLink’s water resources manager, and John Ross, author and RiverLink board member, will discuss the watershed’s natural and human history. Renee will describe the state of the river, its water quality, and its fascinating aquatic life. Ross will talk about why the river flows where it does and how towns along it came to be.