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Weaving Together a Community Through Sustainable Farming

Isaiah is the chef and a co-owner of The Eddy, a cozy pub tucked on the banks on the Haw River in Saxapahaw, N.C. The Eddy serves dishes like summer ratatouille with spicy duck merguez sausage, purchasing almost every box

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

See the USGS river flow prediction here.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. Sewer overflows from upriver cities such as Greensboro and Burlington are common in heavy rain

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Swim Guide in the time of COVID19

We are starting our second year of our Swim Guide program. We collect and analyze water samples E-coli bacteria at popular swimming locations before each summer weekend, and publicize the results as pass/fail for safety.  Get the Swim Guide at

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National Environmental Protection Act under attack

PROTECT NEPA The nation’s bedrock environmental law is under attack from the Trump administration. We need your help to fight back. The Trump administration is working to strip away public input, a core component of the National Environmental Policy Act

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New 2020 HRA Series: Saturdays on the Haw

Join us each month for a Saturday hike, seminar, paddle  and more! All events are free. More information and registration HEREFebruary 22nd: Advocacy Training:   Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton, will lead a seminar about the best ways to make effective change

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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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Want to Give a Gift that Supports Our Work for Clean Water?

The Haw River Assembly office is open for our Holiday Sale of T-shirts designed by Clyde Jones, plus River Books and Art! 10 am – 4 pm on weekdays from now until Friday Dec. 20, and Saturday Dec. 14 10

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Sustainable Farms – Protecting Water Quality

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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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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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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