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Sign Up To Volunteer for our 2019 Learning Celebration for Schools!

It’s our 30th Year of this great program for schools at the Haw River! 2019 Dates: Bynum  – Sept 21-27  * Saxapahaw – Sept 28-Oct 4 * Camp Guilrock – Oct 6-11 *We especially need more volunteers these first 2

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Pittsboro Candidates Forum

Monday, September 16,  7 p.m. at CCCC    Hear the candidates for Pittsboro Board of Commissioners discuss issues about our environment, water quality, climate change and communities.  Election is November 5 (must live in town limits to vote)  Co-sponsored by the

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MVP Southgate Draft Environment Impact Statement Talking Points

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Extension: Why it’s bad and how you can fight it The Mountain Valley Pipeline is a fracked gas pipeline that, if built, would carry gas from the fracking fields of West Virginia into southwest Virginia. It

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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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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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