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HRA Annual Membership Meeting

Watch the recording of our Annual Meeting held on Saturday, Nov. 14: Keynote Speaker: Crystal Cavalier Keck, with opening blessing and closing ceremony by Jason Crazy Bear Keck. Presentations by staff on our issues and projects, and introducing our new

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Haw River Watershed

This fall, our UNC-CH intern, Lucy Gray, has worked with us to build a community mapping tool that displays specific environmental justice issues within the watershed. The map contains data about potential and existing sources of pollution overlaid with demographic

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The “Virtual” Learning Celebration is Happening Now!

For 30 years we have put on this fantastic river education program, bringing over 48,000 children to “The Best Field Trip Ever! But this year, due to Covid -19, we’re taking it online! We’ve created 6 episodes on video to

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NC Denies Key Permit for MVP Southgate!

The permit was denied outright, meaning there were no conditions under which Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate could make corrections and resubmit. NCDEQ’s denial letter focused predominantly on the failures of the MVP mainline through WVA and Virginia. “The uncertainty

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PFAS: Duke Pittsboro Exposure Study Online, Update on Burlington Litigation

Duke PFAS Exposure Study for Pittsboro and the Haw RiverWatch the recording of the Oct 24 Presentation ONLINE  The median levels of several PFAS chemicals (used in manufacturing for water, stain, grease and fire resistance coatings) were higher in the

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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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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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Take a Hike in the Haw Watershed!

Here’s a list we put together of public trails in our watershed – from the headwaters in Guilford County  to trails through old mills towns in Alamance, along the big white waters of the State Natural Area in Chatham, and

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