Blog Archives

Take a Hike in the Haw Watershed!

Here’s a list we put together of public trails in our watershed – from the headwaters in Guilford County  to trails through old mills towns in Alamance, along the big white waters of the State Natural Area in Chatham, and

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Working Together to Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project, a fracked gas pipeline ending in Virginia, includes the proposal for the Southgate extension, an additional 70 miles, going through Rockingham and Alamance Counties,  crossing streams, and running adjacent to the Haw.    MVP has

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HRA files 60 day Notice of Intent to Sue Burlington to Stop PFAS Contamination of the Haw River and downstream drinking water

On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, the Southern Environmental Law Center notified the City of Burlington on Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 of its intent to sue the city for its undisclosed and illegal PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) pollution

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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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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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