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Speak Up Against Fracking Dangers for NC

Public Comments to the state on the draft Fracking Rules are due September 30. 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

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NC Needs Stronger Water Quality Standards

North Carolina’s Dept of Water Resources is taking public comments on their long overdue Triennial Review of NC Water Quality Standards.  The proposed changes fall short of what we need to protect our waters including better nutrient, toxic metal, flow

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2014 Haw River Learning Celebration

Over the years many people have given their hearts, hands and spirits to the continual creation of the Haw River Learning Celebration that -to this day- has thrived for 24 beautiful years and has connected over 40,000 4th grade students to

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Chatham Park Development

Pittsboro Approves Re-Zoning -What’s Next? Pittsboro approved the re-zoning and master plan for the 7120 acre Chatham Park on June 9 . It was a  4-1 vote with only Commissioner Bett Foley voting disapproval. The Town gave up its best

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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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It was a GREAT Haw River Festival!!!

Thanks to EVERYONE for a terrific Haw River Festival on May 3!                         We all had a great time, and raised some funds to as well as fun to support our ongoing efforts to protect the river! We really

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

The Southern Environmental Law Center  notified the City of Burlington on April 15 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

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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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