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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.

 

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The 2018 Haw River Festival is May 5th!

 2018 Haw River Festival

Save the date for our 29th annual Haw River Festival! We’ve got a great lineup of music and lots of fun for the whole family! The event is free, and all proceeds from donations, raffle ticket sales, and our silent auction go to fund our work to protect the river!

In order of performance, the bands include:
The Village Band of Chapel Hill
Saludos Compay – Latin
Onyx Club Boys – Gypsy Jazz
Jaafar – Middle Eastern Fusion

Visit our event web page for more information, to volunteer, or to buy $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win a Perception Rambler 9.5 Kayak donated by Great Outdoor Provision Company.

 

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2018 Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon Success!

On Saturday, March 17th, 30 teams set out to sites along the Haw River and the creeks of the Haw River watershed for a massive trash cleanup effort! In all over 350 volunteers collected more than 450 bags of trash and recycling! Thanks to all that supported this effort, including our Clean Up A Thon sponsors listed below! A full recap coming soon!

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2018 Clean Up A Thon Sponsors

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

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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.

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HRA Office Has Moved!

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).

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We still have the same mailing, phone and contact info:  P.O Box 187 Bynum, NC 27228  (919) 542-5790   Email:  info@hawriver.org

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!

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Haw River Rocks!

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.

 

 

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