BIG FAT GAP and TOWN MOUNTAIN – benefit concert for HRA
Join us for this outdoor family friendly event! Town Mountain and Big Fat Gap, will be performing at this month’s benefit CONCERT FOR A CAUSE. At the outdoor stage at The Plant at 220 Lorax Lane in Pittsboro (home to Piedmont Biofuels and more) Local food for purchase. Children’s activities and a cash bar featuring Fair Game Beverages. Tickets are $20 each, kids 12 and under are free. Get your tickets HERE and use the Promo Code “HAW” for 5$ off
FREE and open to the public. For more information call 919-542-5790 or email email@example.com
JULY 22 at Great Bend Park Meet at gravel parking lot beside future Glencoe Nature Center, 2378 River Road, Burlington
JULY 29 at Saxapahaw island under the bridge. Walk to bridge in Saxapahaw, and follow Haw River Assembly signs
AUGUST 19 at Great Bend Park Meet at gravel parking lot beside future Glencoe Nature Center, 2378 River Road, Burlington
Come have some summer fun at the river and learn to be a water quality citizen scientists! These events are free to the public, and give people – including children and families – an opportunity to take a hike near the river while learning about the health of the river’s environment. Join HRA Watershed Education Coordinator, Tracy DeVoe to investigate the insect other life in the river, do some water tests and assess the health of the river
Participants should bring water bottles, water shoes, clothes they won’t mind getting wet in, a change of clothes, sunscreen and bug spray. All children must be accompanied by adults.
September 20 – October 9 It’s our 26th Annual 3 week long river education program for 4th graders in the Haw River watershed. Join our amazing crew of volunteers who make it happen. Come for a day or more, or camp out with us by the river for a week! It’s an experience you’ll never forget! Families are welcome to volunteer with their children Learn all about it and register on-line HERE
Haw River Assembly Wins Injunction on Fracking Permits by North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission
May 20 , 2015 Wake County Superior Court today stayed a constitutional challenge to the state’s Mining and Energy Commission by the Haw River Assembly and a Lee County landowner pending a decision in the appeal of McCrory v. Berger or until further order of the court. During the stay, the MEC is enjoined from accepting or processing permit applications for drilling units and from creating any drilling units. This effectively reinstates the moratorium on fracking in North Carolina. Read the full PRESS RELEASE about the injunction. Read the full Haw River v. MEC court order.
The lawsuit against the MEC charges that the commission violates the separation of powers provision of the North Carolina Constitution because a majority of the commission’s members are political appointees by the legislature, and that the fracking rules, created by an unconstitutional commission, are therefore null and void. (Read the press release concerning the lawsuit and the full legal complaint)
“Today’s decision stopped any immediate harm to North Carolina residents from a commission formed by the state legislature in violation of the separation of powers firmly established in our state constitution pending further court deliberations,” said John Suttles, the senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center who represented the Haw River Assembly and Lee County property owner Keely Wood Puricz before the court.
Go to our Recreation page to find out about paddle access and hiking trails – and enjoy this beautiful river!