River Cleanup

Haw River Clean Up A Thon

Saturday March 15, 2014

2013Sax homeschool

Each March we organize a river cleanup day, where volunteers clean up sites in the Haw River watershed. Canoeists travel down the river picking up trash as they go; volunteers clean up the shores of Jordan Lake; homeschoolers, scout troops, school groups, neighborhoods, and communities participate, taking hundreds of bags of trash out of our waterways. Financial support from local businesses and individual sponsors help the Haw River Assembly continue our work all year to protect the river & Jordan Lake.

Contact info@hawriver.org if you want to be volunteer, lead a clean up team or become a business sponsor!

Click here to view the tally of all the work done over the 22 years of Cleanup a thon!


If you would like to become a sponsor of this year’s Clean up a Thon, please donate using PayPal button below or sending your donation to HRA PO Box 187 Bynum, NC 27228 and write CUAT Sponsorship in the check’s memo line.

CUAT Sponsorship

Donate any amount to the 2014 Clean Up A Thon River Clean Up. 

A GREAT Clean Up a Thon

Saturday March 16, 2013

We had glorious weather and amazing volunteers last Saturday that made a big dent in the terrible trash in the Haw River, Jordan Lake and its tributary creeks. 17 of the 20 teams worked last weekend, the rest go out next week.
Tally to Date:
18 teams

303 volunteers

720 bags

167 tires

The big team organized by Clean Jordan Lake had the largest number of volunteers and trash picked up.  We want to give a special shout out to the Carolina Canoe Club for their clean sweep by boat of the river from Bynum to Hwy 64! All the teams were amazing and have given us all the gift of a much cleaner river and lake to enjoy!

Thanks to all our team leaders and volunteers!

As soon as all team results are in we will post the details and more photos on our website – stay tuned!

Special Thanks to the following supporters for helping us with trash collection, supplies, and organizing:
Chatham County Solid Waste Dept.
Saxapahaw Rivermill
Clean Jordan Lake
Carolina Canoe Club
Fearrington Green Scene
Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company
Haw River State Park
Durham Stormwater Services
Homeschool Community Service Group
Grove Winery
Morgan Creek Valley Alliance

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Thank you to our 2013 Clean Up a Thon Sponsors!

Thank you to these local businesses, our Clean Up A Thon sponsors.  This event could not have been possible without your support.

Benjamin Vineyards and Winery

Marcoplos Construction

Swanson  and Associates

Carolina Country Builders 

Crosswinds Boating Center

Hobbs Architect, P.A.

Furniture Lab

Additions Plus

Bish Enterprises

Dr. Susan DeLaney, N.D.

Mellow Marsh Farm

Chad Virgil of Edward Jones Pittsboro

Space Builders

Cecelia Vassar, Member, HRA Board of Directors

Blackwood Station Outfitters

Bynum United Methodist Church

Joyful Jewel

Saxapahaw Rivermill

AutoPro Pittsboro

Townsend Bertram and Company

Strata Solar

Galen Kirkpatrick, Asher Kirkpatrick, Jared Kirkpatrick

Cure Nursery

Haw River Canoe and Kayak

Theye Electric

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