Important River Information

Who to call when you see pollution on the Haw River and its tributaries,  and Jordan Lake: Spotted-a-pollution-problem?

Information about how safe the Haw River water quality is for recreation:  How Healthy is the Haw

Information about safe river levels on the Haw River for paddlers: Caution to Paddlers and USGS water gage links

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Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration!

Want to help inspire a new generation to protect our river and the environment?  Want to be  part of a community of volunteers helping children discover the wonders of the natural world this autumn? Then come be a volunteer at our 2017 Learning Celebration!  We’ll be on the river from September 23 through Oct. 13.  Find out more about the Learning Celebration here.  Ready to be part of this great project?  Fill out our volunteer registration form online or contact Erin, the project coordinator, at  erin@hawriver.org for more information.

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Donate to the 2017 Learning Celebration Crowdfunder

Your Contributions Keep the Learning Celebration Flowing! Help us reach our goal of raising $5000 by October 13th!  For 28 years, many people have given their time, hearts, hands, and energy to continue this special programming. Each year over 1,300 children experience the magic of the river and leave inspired by their experience. These children are the next generation that will protect and love the Haw River. As fewer and fewer environmental education programs are offered in schools, this program that connects so many children to their natural environment is more critical and impactful than ever. Your funds are needed to ensure that the Learning Celebration thrives for decades to come. So far, we’ve connected over 41,000 children to the river, and let’s keep that number growing!

Learn more about our Crowdfunder here!

Donate online or mail your check (payable to HRA) with Learning Celebration in the memo to PO Box 187, Bynum, NC 27228. Let’s meet our goal of $5,000 by October 13th!

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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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