Haw River Assembly Archives
Isaiah is the chef and a co-owner of The Eddy, a cozy pub tucked on the banks on the Haw River in Saxapahaw, N.C. The Eddy serves dishes like summer ratatouille with spicy duck merguez sausage, purchasing almost every box of produce and side of meat from local farms that share its commitment to the area’s soil and water.
He serves as a reminder to all of us that we can work from where we are, whether it’s in our state legislature or behind a bar, and lead in a way that protects our waters and builds up our neighbors.
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See the USGS river flow prediction here. The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. Sewer overflows from upriver cities such as Greensboro and Burlington are common in heavy rain events. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers over the years. Don’t swim when the water is high, and for paddlers, check the river gauges and river level safety information HERE.
We are starting our second year of our Swim Guide program. We collect and analyze water samples E-coli bacteria at popular swimming locations before each summer weekend, and publicize the results as pass/fail for safety. Get the Swim Guide at https://www.theswimguide.org/get-the-app/ We have added a few new boat accesses this year. Four swim beaches at Jordan Lake State Park will remain closed until July 1st – we will start sampling at those locations once they reopen. Beach and river accesses that remain open will likely be more crowded – stay safe during Covid-19. If you are able, please consider making a one time donation to support our Swim Guide program!
The nation’s bedrock environmental law is under attack from the Trump administration. We need your help to fight back.
The Trump administration is working to strip away public input, a core component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For the past 50 years NEPA has provided communities like yours with the ability to voice your concerns about offshore drilling, interstate highways, pipelines and polluting industrial plants. This ultimately allows these big projects to be fair, transparent and in the best interest of the communities they will serve.
Submit a comment here by March 10 to oppose these environmental attacks
Join us each month for a Saturday hike, seminar, paddle and more! All events are free. More information and registration HEREFebruary 22nd: Advocacy Training: Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton, will lead a seminar about the best ways to make effective change in your watershed! At the UNC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
March 14th: Guided Hike on New Hope Creek: Join us for a wetland and local ecology guided hike on New Hope Nature Trail in Durham County.