River Cleanup

Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon 2018 is scheduled for Saturday March 17 – contact Erin Jobe erin@hawriver.org if you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor of the event.

2017 Haw River Clean-up-a-thon Report

Great work by our Haw River Clean-up Teams in March! (photos below)

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 Haw River and Jordan Lake this March!   Their efforts made left our waterways cleaner and more beautiful for all of us to enjoy, and safer for the aquatic life that lives there.  The original March 18 Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon date  stretched over 2 weekends this year, with several teams deciding to postpone to March 25-26  because of the rain,  hoping for better weather (they were right).  Cheers for all our volunteers, including several scouting, school and neighborhood groups plus the HUGE effort of Clean Jordan Lake (with 150 volunteers).  Many thanks as well to all our sponsors and partners  – we couldn’t do it without you!

Indian Valley Paddle Access on the Haw River, the Haw River Hwy 54  paddle access in Graham, the  Little Alamance Creek at South Graham Park, Swepsonville River Park. the Boy Scout Camp on Saxapahaw Reservoir, the Saxapahaw Island, riverbanks and reservoir,  Chicken Bridge in Chatham Co. Dry Creek, Haw River at Bynum,  both sides of the 15-501 bridge, and paddlers cleaned up the Haw River islands and river banks from Bynum down to the Robeson Creek Paddle Access where the river meets Jordan Lake.   Lower Haw River State Natural Area , Bolin Creek in Carrboro, Morgan Creek in Chapel Hill, Northeast Creek in  Durham   Robeson Creek at Town Lake Park in and  biggest of all, the mighty Clean Jordan Lake team cleaned up near the dam at Jordan Lake, where trash from upstream finally lands.

Thanks to all our OUR 2017 LOCAL  BUSINESS SPONSORS!

Financial support from local businesses and individual sponsors pays for clean-up supplies and helps the Haw River Assembly continue our work all year to protect the river & Jordan Lake.

Photos from the 201 7 Clean-up-a-thon (clockwise fBynum Girl Scouts, Townsend Bertram team on Bolin Creek in Carrboro. Mike Reeds team at Indian Valley paddle access, Alamance Co. and Fearrington Green Scene club at 15-501 bridge)





SPECIAL THANKS to the following partners and supporters for helping us with trash collection, supplies, and organizing: NC DOT * Chatham County Solid Waste Dept. * Saxapahaw Rivermill * Town of Pittsboro * Clean Jordan Lake * Carolina Canoe Club * Fearrington Green Scene * Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company * Haw River State Park * Army Corps of Engineers at Jordan Lake * Alamance Parks and Recreation * Town of Graham * City of Burlington