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NC Takes Action Against Greensboro and Reidsville For Polluting Haw River With Industrial Toxin

Press Release from Haw River Assembly   For Release: November 15, 2019   Contacts: Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper at Haw River Assembly (573) 979-1038   NC Takes Action Against Greensboro and Reidsville For Polluting Haw River With Industrial Toxin

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HRA files 60 day Notice of Intent to Sue Burlington to Stop PFAS Contamination of the Haw River and downstream drinking water

On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified the City of Burlington on Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 of its intent to sue the city for its undisclosed and illegal PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) pollution

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HRA Annual Meeting – Sunday Nov. 10

Haw River Assembly 2019 Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, November 10, 2 – 5 pm at the Old Mason Farmhouse at Jordan Lake 2700 Old Hope Valley Farm Rd. Chapel Hill 27517 (after you turn on to Old Hope Valley Farm

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MVP Southgate –401 Permit Public Hearing on Nov.19

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Extension” Public Hearing set for the 401 Permil for Critical Stream Crossings WHEN:        6 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019  WHERE:      Rockingham Community College Advanced Technologies Auditorium                            215 Wrenn Memorial Road, Wentworth The state has

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NC DEQ denies critical permit for MVP

Department of Environmental Quality has denied the 401 certification permit (stream crossings) for the MVP Southgate project, a fracked gas pipeline proposal that would cross nearly one hundred streams and wetlands in the Haw River basin. With no Draft Environmental

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We’re Hiring! Event and Outreach Coordinator Position is Open

The Haw River Assembly is seeking applicants for our Event  and Outreach Coordinator position. The Event and Outreach Coordinator organizes our programs for schools and public events including our annual river clean-up, the Haw River Festival, and other outreach activities. A

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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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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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