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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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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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General Swine Permit Renewal: Submit Comments by March 4th!

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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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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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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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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Jordan Lake Solarbees Are Removed – But What Next?

General Assembly continues to delay Jordan Lake rules The state environmental department announced on May 5  that it will discontinue the SolarBee project after 21 months of data indicated no significant improvement in water quality.  We applaud the end to

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