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Swim guide results for Labor Day Weekend – All Clear except Glencoe

All our monitoring sites tested safe again for levels of E-coli bacteria except Glencoe in Burlington. This is our last Swim Guide for summer of 2020. We know the swimming season here in the Piedmont may continue into the fall,

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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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Support the “Virtual” Learning Celebration!

The Haw River Assembly has started a GoFundMe campaign for our Virtual Haw River Learning Celebration video project! For 30 years we have put on this fantastic river education program, bringing over 48,000 children to “The Best Field Trip Ever!

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NC Denies Key Permit for MVP Southgate!

Thanks to all of you who told the state to deny the 401 permit that would have let MVP destroy miles of streams in the Haw River watershed through Alamance and Rockingham counties! The permit was denied outright, meaning there

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Pittsboro: Act NOW on Water Contamination

Pittsboro Mayor and Commissioners have known about harmful toxins in the town water supply for over three years now. These include PFAS compounds and 1,4-dioxane, industrial pollutants from upriver cities. State agency staff and academic researchers have deemed Pittsboro’s water

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State Denies Chatham Park’s 404 Permit Application

On June 1, the NC Division of Water Resources (DWR) sent a letter to Chatham Park Investors (CPI) and NC DOT denying their application for the 401 Certification. No work can be done in Chatham Park for the North Village

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PFAS Legislation introduced in NC House of Representatives

Representative Pricey Harrison has introduced three new PFAS bills into the 2020 legislative session for the House of Representatives. House Bill 1108- PFAS Contamination Mitigation MeasuresHouse Bill 1109- PFAS Manufacture/Use/Sale BanHouse Bill 1110- PFAS StudiesThese bills would call for the elimination

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Learn About HRA’s New Climate Action Campaign!

As we envision a post-pandemic recovery, the Haw River Assembly is ramping up our efforts to respond to the climate crisis. We are researching local watershed impacts, and partnering with other organizations in the state on current climate impact issues,

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Small Farmers are supporting our communities, let’s return the favor.

Sustainable farmers are not taking days off during this challenging time, working harder than ever to get food to their communities. They are going above and beyond to supply healthy produce and meats through Community Supported Agriculture, and taking all

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New On-line Resources

We hope all of you are safe and well We want you to know that we are here for you, and continuing to work for clean water during this time of Covid-19 . Although our office is closed to the

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