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Join the Haw River Clean Up A Thon – March 16, 2019

Volunteer to clean up the banks of local creeks and streams and the Haw River for our 29th Annual Haw River Clean Up A Thon on Saturday, March 16th! Create a team or join an existing team at cleanup sites

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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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General Swine Permit Renewal: Submit Comments by Dec 7th!

The background: A state “general permit” determines how most of the 9.5 billion gallons of waste from  North Carolina’s nearly 10 million hogs is handled. That state permit is being revised and renewed for a new five-year term   A

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Have a Sustainable Holiday Meal!

Turkey or other meat on your holiday menu? Show your appreciation for environmentally conscious farmers who raise meat sustainably using traditional techniques. Corporate-controlled industrial animal operations are one of the leading contributors to water pollution across North Carolina. But there

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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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Pittsboro and Chatham Park File Contested Cases Against the State

HRA and SELC Intervene to Protect Haw River and Jordan Lake from Impacts of Massive Chatham Park Development in Pittsboro On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a motion today to intervene with the

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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  had historic flooding in 2018 with 9 floods.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers

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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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