Core values

The French Broad River Partnership was formed by voice vote by those in attendance at the formation meeting at Highlands Brewing in the fall of 2018.

Mission:

To maintain and improve stream health within the French Broad River Watershed for environmental and economic benefits.

Vision:

That broad‐based interests work collaboratively to ensure the French Broad River Watershed serves as a source of drinking water and recreation while supporting biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, forestry, and economic growth.

Guiding Principles:

We recognize sustainable economic development and the pursuit of improved water quality are mutually beneficial goals. We work collaboratively, engaging the skills and resources of diverse stakeholders to achieve a greater positive impact.   We operate with integrity and transparency to define challenges to watershed health and resolve them through innovation and stakeholder commitment, resulting in a lasting impact on the river.   We engage communities because knowledge empowers all to consider the health of the river in daily and long‐term decisions.