River Cleanup

Haw River Clean Up A Thon

Saturday March 14, 2015

2013Sax homeschool

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.

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. 

Thank you to our 2014 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.

Additions Plus

Alicia Ravetto Architect 

AutoPro Pittsboro

Benjamin Vineyards and Winery

Bish Enterprises

Carolina Brewery

Chimneys Plus

Crosswinds Boating Center

Cure Nursery

Furniture Lab

Haw River Canoe and Kayak

Lynn Hayes Properties

Mellow Marsh Farm

Mystery Brewing Company

N. Rouse Wilson DDS, Pittsboro

Pittsboro Animal Hospital

Saxapahaw General Store

Swanson  and Associates

Techview Corporation

Theye Electric

Townsend Bertram and Company

Weaver Street Realty

and thanks to the following individuals for their sponsorship:

Cecelia Vassar,

Galen Kirkpatrick, Asher Kirkpatrick, Jared Kirkpatrick







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A GREAT Clean Up a Thon

Saturday March 15, 2014

We had glorious weather and amazing volunteers last Saturday that made a big dent in the terrible trash in the Haw River,  and its tributary creeks.  The Clean Jordan Lake team had to cancel due to high flood waters being held back at the lake.
16 teams

249 volunteers

336 bags

35 tires

Thanks to all our team leaders and volunteers!

Special Thanks to the following supporters for helping us with trash collection, supplies, and organizing:

Town of Chapel Hill

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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