Welcome to the French Broad Preservation Association

Just as the river belongs to no one, it belongs to everyone and everyone is held accountable for its health and condition 
–Wilman Dykeman, 1955 in her book The French Broad

The French Broad Preservation Association is a non profit community based organization formed to preserve and protect the historic, cultural and environmental resources of the French Broad River Corridor in Knox County.

Our mission over the years has been to preserve and enhance the environmental quality, scenic beauty, rural heritage and historic resources of the French Broad River Communities. Our members work within the community to educate residents about the resources available that can protect and preserve their land and structures. We promote community involvement within our local government to further identify important aspects of the community that should be protected and preserved. We provide a space to hold community events that bring people together to celebrate this beautiful area and its many benefits.

We welcome new members to join our organization and help celebrate this unique area as we continue our efforts in preserving our past for future generations.


The 3rd Annual French Broad Pickle Fest

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