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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 VOLUNTEER! This unique three-week riverside educational program gets kids outside

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Tickets On Sale Now – Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Back by Popular Demand!   Thursday, September 5th at the Carrboro Century Center – 6:30-9:30pm The Haw River Assembly is bringing the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival baclk to Carrboro! Join us for a night of environmental and adventure films that

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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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Check out our new Swim Guide program!

Find a map of our beaches here! Haw River Assembly staff and interns monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts May 10th and ends September 10th. Donate here to help us cover sampling costs! Find out more about the

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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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Disappointing Vote for the Trees in Chatham Park!

The Pittsboro Town Board passed the Tree Protection Element Monday night after a last round of lengthy discussions. Mayor Perry, and Board members John Bonitz and Bett Wilson made a valiant attempt to get Chatham Park’s lawyer and consultant to

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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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