River Cleanup

Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon

Saturday March 18, 2017 (each team sets its own start time)

Join us for the 27th Annual River Clean-up

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, families, river lovers, 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.

To join in:

  • Start a new team – if you have a trashy creek or waterway in the Haw River watershed that your club or neighborhood would like to clean up, let us know, and we’ll get you started
  • Join  an existing team- we could use more volunteers in Bynum,  Pittsboro and Saxapahaw this year.  There may be other teams to join as well as it gets closer.

contact us at: info@hawriver.org for info and details

Photos from the 2015 Clean-up-a-thon (clockwise from top left) Saxapahaw “Lost Island” team,  Rock Rest (Chatham)  team, the Brooks Bridge Team (Alamance)  and trash picked up by Reedy Fork Team, (Guilford).

Sax Island team      Rock Rest Team

???????????????????????????????       Girl Scout Troop #2517, Alamance

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

OUR LOCAL  BUSINESS SPONSORS, you can be one, too!

If you would like to become a sponsor of this year’s Clean up a Thon, please donate using the 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. If sending by mail, please include your business name, the owner’s name, mailing and street address and your email. If your business has a website please include that so we can direct our members to it in our publicity and acknowledgements of our sponsors.


CUAT Sponsorship


Donate any amount to the 2016 HRA River Clean Up.