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Saxapahaw – transformation of a mill village on the Haw

Mac Jordan, grandson of B. Everett Jordan (mill owner and  US Senator) grew up in Saxapahaw and has been the guiding force behind the village’s transformation from mill  village to a thriving arts, food  and music community.  He presented a slide

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2014 Haw River Learning Celebration a Great Success!

Over the years many people have given their hearts, hands and spirits to the continual creation of the Haw River Learning Celebration.  This year’s 25th Learning Celebration was a great success and  connected over 1000 4th grade students to this

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Agreement Reached with Burlington on Steps to Prevent More Raw Sewage Spills

In response to legal pressure applied by the Haw River Assembly and Cape Fear River Watch, the City of Burlington agreed on September 2 to take specific steps to evaluate and improve its wastewater collection system. In April, the two

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Haw River named one of “America’s Most Endangered Rivers”

  ” The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are at a critical tipping point”, said Peter Raabe of American Rivers. “Pollution is choking the Haw River and without a meaningful cleanup

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A GREAT Clean Up a Thon

THANKS TO THE AMAZING VOLUNTEERS at the 24th ANNUAL Clean-Up-A-Thon Saturday March 15, 2014 We had glorious weather and amazing volunteers last Saturday that made a big dent in the terrible trash in the Haw River,  and its tributary creeks.  The

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Haw River trash Clean-up- March 15!

The 24th Haw River Clean-Up brought  242 volunteers out to 17 sites where they pulled out 368 bags, 35 tires and a LOT of other junk,  getting the trash out of the river from the headwaters down to Jordan Lake. 

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Haw River Assembly Summer Camps

Haw River Assembly Summer Camps for Youth ages 8 – 12 June 16–June 20 and July 14–July 18 Cost: $250 The Haw River Assembly will be partnering up again this year with Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company in Saxapahaw

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Thanks from the Haw River Learning Celebration!

The 24th  Learning Celebration September 22 – October 11 was a GREAT success!   Since 1990, this amazing program has brought over 40,000 4th graders to the Haw River to learn about the river’s ecosystem and wonders, guided by dedicated volunteers. 

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Updated Haw River Watch Monitoring Report

Thanks to all of our dedicated teams who collect data about the health of our waterways!  Their faithful monitoring efforts have enabled the Haw River Watch Project to update its monitoring report.  The newly-published Haw River Watch Monitoring Report 1994 –

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Classroom Activities Related to the Haw River

Teachers, here are some ideas for classroom activities to get your students interested in the Haw River. Feel free to use them in any way that you choose, and as a springboard for your own class curriculum. 1. Ask students

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