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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!

  Sign the Petition to Town of Pittsboro Asking for Better Tree and Water Protections in Chatham Park  Share link:  https://goo.gl/forms/8DjMyublUTDl4uN53   Nearly 200 people turned out to Speak for the Trees  in Pittsboro, on February 15 to show the

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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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Join the Haw River Clean Up A Thon – March 16, 2019

Volunteer to clean up the banks of local creeks and streams and the Haw River for our 29th Annual Haw River Clean Up A Thon on Saturday, March 16th! Create a team or join an existing team at cleanup sites

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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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Haw River dangerous in High Water

The Haw River  had historic flooding in 2018 with 9 floods.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers

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