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HRA Files Notice of Intent to Sue Burlington to Prevent More Raw Sewage Spills

The Southern Environmental Law Center today notified the City of Burlington that it intends to file a lawsuit, on behalf of the Haw River Assembly and the Cape Fear River Watch, if the city does not act within 60 days

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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 Festival

Saturday, May 3,  2014  Saxapahaw, NC Join us to kick off the Saturdays in Saxapahaw Summer Music Series and celebrate the Haw River! Live Music, Kayak Raffle, River Monitoring, Guided Canoe Rides for Kids,  River issue and environmental info, Farmer’s Market, Haw

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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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Chatham Park Development

Join the growing movement to RE-THINK Chatham Park. HRA does not believe that the enormous 7120 acres between Pittsboro and Jordan Lake (and the Haw) should be re-zoned as requested by the developers. A city of 55,000 would have multiple

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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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What Fracking Could Mean for NC

 Want to learn more about how fracking could impact North Carolina’s water and people?   For current information and updates, to sign a petition  and to join with the Haw River Assembly and thousands across NC on this issue, go to

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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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