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Pittsboro and Chatham Park Oppose State’s Letter Telling them To Protect the Haw River

The Haw River Assembly (HRA) believes that the public deserves to know that the Town of Pittsboro and Chatham Park have brought contested cases before the Office of Administrative Hearing in regards to the May 3, 2018 letter from NC

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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 has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers over the years.  Earlier this spring, Chatham County emergency personnel rescued a kayaker during high waters.  Don’t swim when the water is high, and for paddlers, check the river

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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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The 29th Haw River Learning Celebration

Support the Haw River Learning Celebration – Volunteers and Donations Needed! Join the Haw River Learning Celebration Volunteer Crew! Volunteer Registration is now open. 2018 Learning Celebration Volunteer Registration Form Help us raise $5,000 to keep the Learning Celebration Flowing! Donate

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

Muddy Water Watch Project As our watershed continues to be developed at an alarming rate, the Haw and its tributaries are facing the negative impacts of sediment pollution. Increased development means an increase in construction stormwater runoff, which is the

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Haw River Rocks!

What created the rock outcroppings in the Haw? What kind of rocks are they?  How old are they? These and many more questions are answered in the new  Haw River Geology Guide. Phil Bradley, Piedmont Geologist with the North Carolina

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The 2017 HRA Clyde Jones “Dragonfly” T Shirt is here!

Annual Holiday T Shirt Sale This December, HRA’s office is once again transformed into a holiday shop with many years of colorful Haw River shirts for sale, all designed by Clyde Jones, Bynum’s world famous folk artist. We have vintage

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Update on 1,4-Dioxane in Haw River

And in Pittsboro’s drinking water The Haw River Assembly continues to be concerned about the presence of 1,4-Dioxane in Pittsboro’s drinking water, which it takes from the Haw River.  1,4-Dioxane is an industrial solvent that has been entering the Haw

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Guide to Lower Haw River State Natural Area

The Haw River Assembly has published a guide to access areas and natural history for the beautiful public NC State Park  lands along the Haw River in Chatham County. Download a copy of it at: Brochure on Lower Haw River

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