Haw River Assembly protects the Haw River Watershed.
This includes nine hundred and twenty miles of streams feeding into the Haw along the 110 miles of the river, the 14,000 acres of Jordan Lake, and the plants, animals, and people who depend on the river.
Our work is made possible by the support of our volunteers and membership donations. Join us in protecting this beautiful and life supporting resource.
Muddy Water Watch Project
As our watershed continues to be developed at an alarming rate, the Haw and its tributaries are facing the negative impacts of sediment pollution. Increased development means an increase in construction stormwater runoff, which is the leading water pollution problem in the nation, according to a 2008 report from the E.P.A.
To protect our watershed from this pollution problem, we are re-launching our Muddy Water Watch project, partnering with county sediment and erosion control officials to document and report potential sediment violations. Join us!
For more information on the project, click here.
The Haw River Assembly office has moved to a new location in Bynum. We are now at 143 Bynum Church Rd. which is at the corner of Bynum Hill and Bynum Church Rd,, across from where the old Bynum mill once stood, (now part of the Lower Haw River State Natural Area).
We still have the same mailing, phone and contact info: P.O Box 187 Bynum, NC 27228 (919) 542-5790 Email: email@example.com
We hope to have a “office warming” party later this summer once we are all settled in, but come by sooner if you’re in the neighborhood!
What created the rock outcroppings in the Haw? What kind of rocks are they? How old are they? These and many more questions are answered in the new Haw River Geology Guide. Phil Bradley, Piedmont Geologist with the North Carolina Geological Survey has just released a geologic guide to the Lower Haw River State Natural Area. This is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the ancient history of the Haw River, and includes maps and photos.
This field guide looks at two separate stretches of the Haw River within the Lower Haw River State Natural Area in the vicinity of the Hwy 64 bridge crossing in Chatham County. with interpretations of various outcrops and landforms along the river. This portion of the Haw River is located within the Hyco Formation of the Carolina terrane. Generally, the Hyco Formation includes metamorphosed volcanic, volcaniclastic-sedimentary and intrusive rocks associated with a volcanic island arc active around 630-612 million years ago.
The Haw River Assembly started back in 1982 and we’ve been going strong ever since! We have over a thousand members and volunteers that live in the 8 counties that are part of our watershed – Guilford, Rockingham, Caswell, Alamance, Orange, Chatham, Durham and Wake (and a tiny bit of Forsyth where the headwater springs start). We are a leading advocacy voice for clean water and stronger protections for the Haw River and Jordan Lake and all the tributaries that feed them. Volunteers help us put on an annual river program for 4th graders, take part in our stream monitoring project, clean up trash from our streams and much more. Our 35th year comes at a time when the challenges of protecting the river will be made harder by a federal government that has vowed to weaken environmental regulations and agencies. We won’t back down in our work for clean water, and we hope you will join us!
Donate to HRA, Celebrating our 35th Anniversary
Help us meet our goal of $35,000 in our 35th year of protecting and defending the river.
Simply click the Donate button below to give any amount you choose to HRA.
The Haw Riverkeeper made a presentation to the Town of Pittsboro advisory committee that is reviewing Chatham Park’s”Additional Elements to the Master Plan. The presentation focused on the insufficient environmental protections and lack of detailed information in the Open Space and Stormwater Additional Elements, on behalf of both the Haw River Assembly and Pittsboro Matters
Click HERE to view the presentation