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Haw River is running high!

The Haw River is still high after the last flood.  Stay out of the river – high water level and stormwater pollution make it  dangerous. CAUTION to PADDLERS: The Haw River is very dangerous at high flow.  Go to the

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HRA Office Has Moved!

The Haw River Assembly office has moved to a new location in Bynum.We are now at 143 Bynum Church Rd. which is at the corner of Bynum Hill and Bynum Church Rd. We’re across from where the old Bynum mill

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Haw River Rocks!

What created the rock outcroppings in the Haw? What kind of rocks are they?  How old are they? These and many more questions are answered in the new  Haw River Geology Guide. Phil Bradley, Piedmont Geologist with the North Carolina

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Thanks to all for a GREAT Haw River Festival!

It was a beautiful day on the river! Thanks to everyone that came out and thanks to all the Silent Auction donors,  and to Get Outdoors in Greensboro for the donation of the Perception kayak we raffled off, (and to

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The Haw River Assembly turns 35!

The Haw River Assembly started back in 1982 and we’ve been going strong ever since! We have over a thousand members and volunteers that live in the 8 counties that are part of our watershed – Guilford, Rockingham, Caswell, Alamance,

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Another GREAT Haw River Trash Clean-up

Great work by our Haw River Clean-up Teams ! 20 teams with a total of 309 volunteers removed 445 bags of trash and recycling, 75 tires, and lots of other junk from the creeks, riverbanks, shorelines, and islands of the

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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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