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The Haw River Assembly turns 35!

Come out and meet members of our staff and Board of Directors this spring around the watershed. Join us for conversation over a beer, a cocktail or cup of coffee! March 14–   The Eddy in Saxapahaw  starts at 6 pm

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Haw River Trash Clean-up is March 18th

It’s our 27th year of the Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon and our volunteers have pulled tons of trash from the riverbanks and waters since we started — from Guilford County down to Jordan Lake. You can get involved as a volunteer

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What’s Wrong with Chatham Park’s Open Space and Stormwater Plans?

The Haw Riverkeeper made a presentation to the Town of Pittsboro advisory committee that is reviewing Chatham Park’s”Additional Elements to the Master Plan. The presentation focused on the insufficient environmental protections and lack of detailed information in the Open Space

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Update on 1,4-Dioxane in Haw River

And in Pittsboro’s drinking water The Haw River Assembly continues to be concerned about the presence of 1,4-Dioxane in Pittsboro’s drinking water, which it takes from the Haw River.  1,4-Dioxane is an industrial solvent that has been entering the Haw

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New Guide to Lower Haw River State Natural Area

The Haw River Assembly has published a guide to access areas and natural history for the beautiful public NC State Park  lands along the Haw River in Chatham County. Download a copy of it at: Brochure on Lower Haw River

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Sludge in Our Waters

“Sludge In Our Waters” is a new report that investigates how industrial chemicals in some municipal wastewater sewage sludge applied to farmland are contaminating surface waters in North Carolina.  Drinking water sources downstream from these sludge fields are at risk. 

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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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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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