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Hike and Paddle the Haw!

Go to our Recreation page to find out about paddle access and hiking trails – and enjoy this beautiful river!  

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Haw River Festival in Saxapahaw – May 2

    Saturday May 2      4 – 8  p.m           River fun, live music, great food!       Get Directions here Want to volunteer? Email            

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State Public Hearings April 13 and 16 on Coal Ash Dumps in Chatham and Lee

Get  Talking Points and  read  HRA comments on the 401 permit  for information you can use in your comments Two public hearings will be held by the state Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)   in April to gather comments

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Pittsboro Matters demands a stop work order on Chatham Park bypass

    Pittsboro Matters  has asked the Town of Pittsboro to issue a “Stop Work” order for Chatham Park Investors to immediately halt their highway construction work currently going on just north of the US 64 bypass, including a proposed

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The 2015 Haw River Clean-up!

Our 25th annual Haw River clean-up was held under rainy skies on  Saturday March 14 – some teams waited until Sunday’s sunshine!  It was another great effort – and we thank all the volunteers who came out and helped, including

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Haw River Assembly Challenges Constitutionality of North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission

Lawsuit Contends Legislative Appointments to the Commission Violate Separation of Powers in North Carolina Constitution The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit January 5 on behalf of the Haw River Assembly and Lee County property owner Keely Wood Puricz,

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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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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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