River Cleanup

Haw River Clean Up A Thon

Saturday March 14, 2015

Rain and Shine – Volunteers Cleaned up Trash from our Waters!

Our 25th Annual Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon was scheduled for March 14 this year, which turned out to be rainy day. Several groups, including paddlers, braved the rain while other groups waited for a sunnier. Much appreciation to the 254 volunteers on 15 teams along the Haw River and at Jordan Lake. Together they removed 518 bags of trash, 158 tires and a whole lot of junk that had been despoiling and polluting our waters. Since 1991 this annual clean-up has really made a difference — 4390 volunteers have removed 8171 bags of trash, 1623 tires and tons of other junk including appliances and parts of old cars from the river and lake.

Sax Island team                 Rock Rest Team ???????????????????????????????           Girl Scout Troop #2517, Alamance

Each March we organize a river cleanup day, where volunteers clean up sites in the Haw River watershed. Teams walk the river banks and canoeists travel down the river picking up trash as they go; and 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.

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 * Bynum Ruritan Club * 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

And a BIG Thanks to Our 2015 Haw River Clean-up Business Sponsors!

AbunDance Healing Arts

Additions Plus

Alicia Ravetto Architect

Benjamin Vineyards and Winery

Bish Enterprises

Carolina Country Builders


Cure Nursery

Doug’s Auto and Tire


Grove Winery

Handy Village Institute

Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company

Hobbs Architects

Jones Architecture

Lynn Hayes Properties

Marcoplos Construction

Mellow Marsh Farm

Pittsboro Toys

N. Rouse Wilson III, DDS

Saxaphaw Rivermill Apartments

Saxapahaw General Store

Space Builders

Susan Delaney, ND 

Swanson and Associates, P.A.

Townsend Bertram & Company

Weaver Street Realty


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

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