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Chatham Park/DOT REVISED 404 Permit Application Should be Denied

We believe this revised 404 applicaiton to the Division of Water Resources still does not provide adequate information, or justification for the negative impacts it will have on water, the environment and the surrounding community, and should be denied again.

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March 20 2021 Clean-Up-A-Thon

It’s that time of year again! We’re getting ready for our 3oth annual clean-up of the Haw River Watershed which will take place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. We organize our annual clean-up in small teams along many river and

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HRA Annual Membership Meeting

Watch the recording of our Annual Meeting held on Saturday, Nov. 14: Keynote Speaker: Crystal Cavalier Keck, with opening blessing and closing ceremony by Jason Crazy Bear Keck. Presentations by staff on our issues and projects, and introducing our new

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Haw River Watershed

This fall, our UNC-CH intern, Lucy Gray, worked with us to build a community mapping tool that displays specific environmental justice issues within the watershed. The map contains data about potential and existing sources of pollution overlaid with demographic data

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Weaving Together a Community Through Sustainable Farming

Isaiah is the chef and a co-owner of The Eddy, a cozy pub tucked on the banks on the Haw River in Saxapahaw, N.C. The Eddy serves dishes like summer ratatouille with spicy duck merguez sausage, purchasing almost every box

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The “Virtual” Learning Celebration is Happening Now!

For 30 years we have put on this fantastic river education program, bringing over 48,000 children to “The Best Field Trip Ever! But this year, due to Covid -19, we’re taking it online! We’ve created 6 episodes on video to

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NC Denies Key Permit for MVP Southgate!

The permit was denied outright in August 2020, meaning there were no conditions under which Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate could make corrections and resubmit. NCDEQ’s denial letter focused predominantly on the failures of the MVP mainline through WVA and

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PFAS: Duke Pittsboro Exposure Study Online, Update on Burlington Litigation

Duke PFAS Exposure Study for Pittsboro and the Haw RiverWatch the recording of the Oct 24 Presentation ONLINE  The median levels of several PFAS chemicals (used in manufacturing for water, stain, grease and fire resistance coatings) were higher in the

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Learn About HRA’s New Climate Action Campaign!

As we envision a post-pandemic recovery, the Haw River Assembly is ramping up our efforts to respond to the climate crisis. We are researching local watershed impacts, and partnering with other organizations in the state on current climate impact issues,

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

See the USGS river flow prediction here.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. Sewer overflows from upriver cities such as Greensboro and Burlington are common in heavy rain

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