Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Membership Meeting


For those who couldn’t join us for the live event, please feel welcomed in watching the recorded 2020 Haw River Assembly 39th Annual Meeting!

Thank you to Board President, Chris Carter, for leading the meeting; guest presenter Jason “Crazy Bear” Campos Keck for our beautifully led opening and closing ceremonies; Keynote Speaker Crystal Cavalier Keck who shed some light on a series of environmental injustices in the watershed; and all of the staff and members who helped make this possible.

Welcome new board members!


Join Us!

Join us again for the Haw River Assembly’s Annual Membership Meeting! This year, our 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually as a Zoom Webinar as well as through our Facebook as a live event.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/95599725200?pwd=aStYdG5DQkdva0oxQXZUR01pSEg4QT09
Meeting ID: 955 9972 5200
Passcode: 4Fy3K7

Who’s Up for Re-election?

  • Chris Carter, lives near Saxapahaw, is an actor, naturalist, wind turbine builder and our current President of the Board.
  • Gerald Lynn Featherstone, a founder of HRA, lives in Chatham County. He is a retired UNC-CH researcher and avid paddler on the Haw River.
  • Dr. Janet McFall, a Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at Elon University and lives in Alamance County. She has been active in land conservation and stewardship there, and with HRA.
  • Nicole Gaines, a resident of Browns Summit and teacher at Guilford Technical Community College. She is
    on the City of Greensboro Community Sustainability Council and with the Piedmont Plateau Group of the Sierra Club.

Meet Our 2020 Keynote Speaker

Crystal Cavalier Keck is a member of the Occoneechee Band of the Saponi Nation and the founder of the Missing Murdered Indigenous Coalition of North Carolina , a non-profit pooling resources and raising awareness about the high number of Indigenous women and girls who go missing. She is a member of the HRA Board of Directors and also serves on the NAACP Environmental Justice Board. She co-founded a business, Seven Directions of Service, with her husband, Jason Keck, to promote community service opportunities in Native communities.

2021 Board Member Nominees

Rufus King is a native of NC, and currently lives in Alamance Co. with great knowledge and respect of nature. He grew up volunteering for the Haw River Learning Celebration, and more recently on the staff.  Rufus works for Piedmont Wildlife Center while also pursuing his undergraduate education.  


Kate Fulbright grew up in Chattanooga, TN with a love of the outdoors.  She now calls Durham, NC home, and spends her days working for NC Conservation Network. You can finAlsod Kate paddling, woods walking, and creating community whenever she gets a chance.


See Who’s On the 2020 HRA Board