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Annual Haw River Holiday T-Shirt Sale Begins! December 3 through December 19 HRA’s office is  transformed in December to a holiday shop with 24 years of Haw River critter shirts designed by Clyde Jones, Bynum’s world famous folk artist. The

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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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Chatham Park Development- New Public Hearing

Pittsboro Matters Lawsuit Forces Chatham Park Investors to Seek New Re-Zoning Request         Click here to read HRA’s comments to Town of Pittsboro  Pittsboro Matter’s lawsuit challenging significant deficiencies in the June re-zoning approval for Chatham Park

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NC People Speak Against Fracking Dangers

New legislation  signed by Governor McCrory lifts the moratorium on fracking and will allow permits for drilling to be issued starting in 2015, with no final vote by the legislature or review of the new fracking laws that are supposed

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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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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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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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