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Holiday Gifts That Support HRA

Stop by the Twig Store in Chapel Hill (next to Whole Foods) to get great holiday gifts and support the Haw River Assembly! Make any purchase between now and Dec. 3, 2015 and mention us. You can either receive 10%

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Jordan Lake Solarbees Get Failing Grade

No Improvement in Water Quality The state has released its first assessment on whether Solarbees are improving water quality in the Morgan Creek and Haw River Arms of Jordan Lake. The results for the August 2014 – August 2015 period

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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. Elaine Chiosso, Haw Riverkeeper and Sam Perkins, Catawba Riverkeeper are the

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1,4-Dioxane in Haw River

And in Pittsboro’s Drinking Water View the Powerpoint presentation given by Dr. Detlef Knappe from NCSU Pittsboro Town Board on Sept. 28 Dr. Detlef Knappe of NC State University presented his research concerning the presence of 1,4-Dioxane, an industrial solvent,

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We had a great HRA Annual Membership Meeting!

A big thanks to Mike Dunn,  for leading the hike on the Haw – follow his blog of amazing nature photos and stories and news of his guided nature trips at Roads End Naturalist.  And many thanks to Cynthia Crossen

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Thanks to EVERYONE for a successful Haw River Learning Celebration!

   Our 26th Haw River Learning Celebration has finished up for the year, with a record breaking 12 days of rain and grey skies before we saw the sun again,  but we still had a wonderful time out on the

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Haw River Assembly Wins Injunction on Fracking Permits by North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission

May 20 , 2015    Wake County Superior Court today stayed a constitutional challenge to the state’s Mining and Energy Commission by the Haw River Assembly and a Lee County landowner pending a decision in the appeal of McCrory v. Berger

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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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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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