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NC DEQ denies critical permit for MVP

Department of Environmental Quality has denied the 401 certification permit (stream crossings) for the MVP Southgate project, a fracked gas pipeline proposal that would cross nearly one hundred streams and wetlands in the Haw River basin. With no Draft Environmental

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We’re Hiring! Event and Outreach Coordinator Position is Open

The Haw River Assembly is seeking applicants for our Event  and Outreach Coordinator position. The Event and Outreach Coordinator organizes our programs for schools and public events including our annual river clean-up, the Haw River Festival, and other outreach activities. A

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Check out our new Swim Guide program!

Find a map of our beaches here! Haw River Assembly staff and interns monitor water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts May 10th and ends September 10th. Donate here to help us cover sampling costs! Find out more about the

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Disappointing Vote for the Trees in Chatham Park!

The Pittsboro Town Board passed the Tree Protection Element Monday night after a last round of lengthy discussions. Mayor Perry, and Board members John Bonitz and Bett Wilson made a valiant attempt to get Chatham Park’s lawyer and consultant to

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Industrial Contaminants in Drinking Water

Our continuing concern about industrial contaminants in the Haw River – and in Pittsboro’s drinking water.We have a new handout on our concerns about the levels of PFAS and 1.4-dioxane in the Haw River. Pittsboro is the only municipality in

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Alamance and Rockingham counties are in the Path of a Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project, a fracked gas pipeline ending in Virginia, is being extended to include an additional 70 miles, going through Rockingham and Alamance Counties. The pipeline would cross streams, and run adjacent to the Haw through parts

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

The Haw River  had historic flooding in 2018 with 9 floods.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers

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Protect the Haw Watershed from Sediment Pollution!

Muddy Water Watch Project As our watershed continues to be developed at an alarming rate, the Haw and its tributaries are facing the negative impacts of sediment pollution. Increased development means an increase in construction stormwater runoff, which is the

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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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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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