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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Holiday T-Shirt Sale!

Our Holiday T-Shirt sale is happening now!

Stop by the office on the following three Saturdays (Dec 2nd, 9th, or 16th) from 10am-2pm to pick up our new 2018 shirt design and lots of vintage designs too. It’s a great excuse to check out our new office at 143 Bynum Church Rd and eat some holiday cookies with us! You can stop in any weekday too from 10am-4pm, just call ahead on weekdays to make sure we are around. 919-542-5790

Our shirts are designed by Bynum folk artist Clyde Jones and printed with natural dyes on organic cotton shirts from TS Designs We’ve got adult, ladies, and youth sizes!

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The 28th Haw River Learning Celebration Was a GREAT Success!

Thanks to all our volunteers who helped inspire 1230 4th graders to protect our river and the environment and to discover the wonders of the natural world this autumn! We were out  on the river from September 23 through Oct. 13 with mostly great weather!    More photos and stories to come!
Thanks to all our Crowdfunder donors!  We made our goal of $5000!  Your support makes this amazing program possible each year. With much gratitude – and to the wonderful cooks and restaurants who fed our hungry volunteers!  Hooray!

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

Dry Creek into Haw, photo by Jerry Markatos

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).


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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