Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Haw River Information
Recreation
Information on Water and Water Quality
River and Water Conservation Organizations
Educational Resources for Children
North Carolina Resources
Permitting Process
Watershed County Websites
Haw River and Cape Fear Basin Water Quality Data
Websites for River Watchers
Environmental Organizations
Water Legislation
Legislators
Conservancy Organizations
Endangered Species in the Watershed and Info on Animals
Community Organizations


Haw River Information
Facts About the Haw River
Issues and Impacts on the Haw
Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
Natural and Cultural History on the Haw, including information on settlers on the Haw, sources of pollution, the Sissipahaw Native Americans who lived on the Haw, cotton mill towns, Haw geography, and the Underground Railroad.
Peaceful Coexistence with Beavers
Educational Activities Related to the Haw River
Haw River Watch Project
Stream Stewardship Project
Haw River Festival Learning Celebration
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Recreation
Recreation on the Haw
Haw River Trail Boating-Hiking-Fishing Info on the Haw
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Paddling Eastern North Carolina a guidebook by Paul Ferguson, covers eight sections of the river from Altamahaw to Jordan Lake.
Carolina Canoe Club
Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.
Kayak Adventures NC
Central Carolina Paddlers
Triad River Runners
Upcoming HRA events

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Information on Water and Water Quality
Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Program
USGS Surface Water Information
USGS–Current Water Resources Data
USGS North Carolina Drought Watch
USGS Water Science for Schools
USGS NC One Map Interactive Map Viewer
US Environmental Protection Agency EnviroMapper for Water
Center for Watershed Protection, has information on Low Impact Development
Stormwater Management Library
NCDENR–Data; Statistics; Reports and Maps
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring
DRAFT March 2005 Cape Fear River Basinwide Water Quality Plan
State’s Basinwide Assessment Reports
State’s “Red Book” Surface Waters and Wetlands Standards
Suspended Sediment and Nutrients in the Upper Cape Fear River Basin North Carolina 2002–04 with an Analysis of Temporal Changes 1976–2004
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River and Water Conservation Organizations
In our watershed

Morgan Creek Valley Alliance

Friends of Bolin Creek

Cape Fear River Assembly

Haw River Land and Trails

Statewide

Clean Water for North Carolina

Nationwide

River Network (nationwide organization)
Izaak Walton League of America
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Educational Resources for Children 
Educational Activities About the Haw River
Natural and Cultural History on the Haw
EPA Water Information
Schoolhouse of Wonder for environmental education in the Triangle area.
Haw River Program (HARP) for environmental education in the Triad area and statewide.
Paperhand Puppet Intervention for puppet shows and other activities teaching about stewardship and the environment in the Triangle area.
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North Carolina Resources

Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
North Carolina Division of Environment and Natural Resources
North Carolina Division of Water Quality
North Carolina Division of Water Resources
North Carolina Division of Land Resources–Land Quality Section
North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
Office of Environmental Education
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Source Water Protection Program — DENR
NCSU’s William F. Hunt Resource Site
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Permitting Process 
Express Permit Review sign up
 Be notified of applications for Express Permits for development projects, submitted for approval by the State Division of Water Quality.
Email Gracia O’Neill (gracia@cwfnc.org) at Clean Water for North Carolina to receive updates on NPDES Permits and SOCs coming up for renewal in your area.
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Websites for River Watchers

Haw River Watch Project
How To Be A River Watcher
Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
Questions and Answers about Algae
N.C. Division of Water Quality home page
N.C. Division of Water Quality Environmental Sciences Branch
U.S. EPA’s pages on Biological Indicators Follow links for good info, reference sites, and pictures.
Volunteer Monitor newsletter–excellent!
EPA Site on Monitoring
Izaak Walton League of America
The Volunteer Monitor Newsletter
A Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena Information on the color of the water, things you see in the water, and water’s surface and shoreline
Stream Ecology: The Wild World Down Under for some great stream ecology information.
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Watershed County Websites 
Forsyth County

Guilford County
Rockingham County
Alamance County
Orange County
Chatham County
Durham County
Wake County
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
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Haw River and Cape Fear Basin Water Quality Data 
What is Basinwide Planning?
 from the North Carolina Division of Water Quality.
Cape Fear River Basin Links from the North Carolina Division of Water Quality.
You can download the 2005 Cape Fear Basinwide Management Plan, or call 919-733-5083 ext. 575 to request it.
You can download the 2000 Cape Fear Basinwide Water Quality Plan, or call 919-733-5083 ext. 575 to request it.
Read the State’s Basinwide Assessment Reports, upon which the Basinwide Water Quality Plans are based.
You can download the North Carolina Water Quality Assessment and Impaired Waters List (2006 Integrated 305(b) and 303(d) Report).
Watershed Assessment Reports for Little Creek in Orange County (includes Bolin and Booker Creeks through Chapel Hill and Carrboro), Horsepen Creek in Guilford County, and Little Troublesome Creek in Rockingham County.
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Environmental Organizations
N.C. WARN
N.C. Conservation Network
Conservation Council of North Carolina
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Water Legislation
NCPIRG Protect Our Waters
Conservation Council of North Carolina
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Legislators
North Carolina Legislators–Who Represents Me?

U.S. Representatives

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Conservancy Organizations

Triangle Land Conservancy
Piedmont Land Conservancy

Endangered Species Within the Haw River Watershed, and Information on Animals 

North Carolina’s Threatened and Endangered Species (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4)
CAPE FEAR SHINER
HARPERELLA
BALD EAGLE
RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER
Guide to Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Species of North Carolina (NC Natural Heritage Program)
Atlas of North Carolina’s Freshwater Mussels and Endangered Freshwater Fish (Wildlife Resources Commission)
CAPE FEAR SHINER ~ BROOK FLOATER ~ YELLOW LAMPMUSSEL
Center for North Amerian Herpetology Download information on snakes, turtles, tadpoles, amphibians, and more
Compiled by Allison Weakley
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Community Organizations 
Chatham Citizens For Effective Communities
West End Revitalization Association
Alamance County’s CERES Coalition for Environmental Responsibility & Education through Synergy
Greensboro Area Environmental Events Calendar
Chatham Marketplace
Schoolhouse of Wonder for environmental education in the Triangle area.
NC WARN–Waste Awareness and Reduction Network
Email for GASP for Clean Air in Alamance: info@gaspnc.org
Saxapahaw Mill
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