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Speak Up Against Fracking Dangers for NC

Public Comments to the state on the draft Fracking Rules are due September 30. 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

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2014 Haw River Learning Celebration

Over the years many people have given their hearts, hands and spirits to the continual creation of the Haw River Learning Celebration that -to this day- has thrived for 24 beautiful years and has connected over 40,000 4th grade students to

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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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Chatham Park Development

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Chatham Park Re-zoning   Pittsboro Matters, and local residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pittsboro Town Board’s June 9 re-zoning approval authorizing Chatham Park. The developers’ plans involve the largest mixed-use planned development ever proposed in

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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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Haw River trash Clean-up- March 15!

The 24th Haw River Clean-Up brought  242 volunteers out to 17 sites where they pulled out 368 bags, 35 tires and a LOT of other junk,  getting the trash out of the river from the headwaters down to Jordan Lake. 

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Haw River Assembly Summer Camps

Haw River Assembly Summer Camps for Youth ages 8 – 12 June 16–June 20 and July 14–July 18 Cost: $250 The Haw River Assembly will be partnering up again this year with Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company in Saxapahaw

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Updated Haw River Watch Monitoring Report

Thanks to all of our dedicated teams who collect data about the health of our waterways!  Their faithful monitoring efforts have enabled the Haw River Watch Project to update its monitoring report.  The newly-published Haw River Watch Monitoring Report 1994 –

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