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Announcing the 30th Annual Haw River Festival – May 4th in Saxapahaw

Join the Haw River Assembly in Saxapahaw from 4-8 pm on Saturday, May 4th for an afternoon of live music, the opening of the Saturdays in Saxapahaw market season, a Paperhand Puppet parade, a guided river walk, canoe rides for

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Winter is a wonderful time to take a hike!

The Haw River watershed has many parks, greenways and trails – from Greensboro all the way down to Jordan Lake.  Here are some places you may want to explore on your own this winter. Haw River State Park Located between

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Let’s Speak for the Trees in Chatham Park!

Gather for Another Procession of the Trees Friday May 10  5 – 6:30 p.m Circle Around the Historic Chatham County Courthouse, downtown Pittsboro The Chatham Park Tree Protection Element has not been approved by the Pittsboro Town Board yet. Although

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Siler City Permit Comment Deadline Extended to Jan 31

The Rocky River is a beautiful small river that flows through western Chatham County before joining the Deep River (our sister river in the Upper Cape Fear watershed). It is one of the most biologically diverse streams in NC and

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Haw River Cleanup Success!

Over 450 volunteers joined our 29thAnnual Haw River Clean Up A Thon on March 16th! There was no shortage of work to do to remove tires, plastic bottles, and all sorts of wild objects like TV sets, car bumpers, coolers, and

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Industrial Contaminants in Drinking Water

Our continuing concern about industrial contaminants in the Haw River – and in Pittsboro’s drinking water.We have a new handout on our concerns about the levels of PFAS and 1.4-dioxane in the Haw River. Pittsboro is the only municipality in

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General Swine Permit Renewal: Submit Comments by March 4th!

The background: A state “general permit” determines how most of the 9.5 billion gallons of waste from  North Carolina’s nearly 10 million hogs is handled. That state permit is being revised and renewed for a new five-year term   A

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Have a Sustainable Holiday Meal!

Turkey or other meat on your holiday menu? Show your appreciation for environmentally conscious farmers who raise meat sustainably using traditional techniques. Corporate-controlled industrial animal operations are one of the leading contributors to water pollution across North Carolina. But there

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Alamance and Rockingham counties are in the Path of a Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project, a fracked gas pipeline ending in Virginia, is being extended to include an additional 70 miles, going through Rockingham and Alamance Counties. The pipeline would cross streams, and run adjacent to the Haw through parts

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Save the Date: Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

September 6th – Carrboro Century Center – 6:30pm The Haw River Assembly is bringing the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Carrboro! Join us for a night of environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the

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