Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Haw River Information
Facts About the Haw River
Issues and Impacts on the Haw
Natural and Cultural History on the Haw
Peaceful Coexistence with Beavers
Haw River Watch Project
Muddy Water Watch Project
Haw River Festival Learning Celebration

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.
Central Carolina Paddlers
Triad River Runners
Upcoming HRA events

Information on Water and Water Quality
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
NCDEQ–Data; Statistics; Reports and Maps
Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring
March 2005 Cape Fear River Basinwide Water Quality Plan
DEQ’s Reports, Publications and Data
DEQ’s Surface Water Standards
Suspended Sediment and Nutrients in the Upper Cape Fear River Basin North Carolina
E.Coli bateria

River and Water Conservation Organizations
In our watershed

Morgan Creek Valley Alliance

Friends of Bolin Creek

Cape Fear River Assembly

Haw River Trails- Conservation through Recreation
Statewide

Clean Water for North Carolina

Nationwide

River Network 
Izaak Walton League of America

Educational Resources for Children 
Educational Activities About the Haw River
EPA Water Information
Schoolhouse of Wonder (triangle specific)
Haw River Program (HARP) (triangle specific)
Paperhand Puppet Intervention (triangle specific)

North Carolina Resources
Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
North Carolina DEQ – Water Resources
North Carolina DEQ – Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
North Carolina Forest Service
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Source Water Protection Program — DENR

Permitting Process 
NC DEQ: Express Permitting Program:
 This program offers quicker permit decisions and certifications as well as consultation to identify necessary environmental requirements.

Websites for River Watchers
Haw River Watch Project: How to be a Riverwatcher
Resources for Watershed Questions – Concerns – and Reporting Problems
Questions and Answers about Algae
NC DEQ – Water Resources
NC DEQ – Water Sciences Section
EPA’s Biological Water Quality Criteria
Volunteer Monitor Newsletter–excellent!
EPA Monitoring Programs
Izaak Walton League of America
A Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena
Stream Ecology: The Wild World Down Under

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)

Haw River and Cape Fear Basin Water Quality Data 
What is Basin Planning? from NC DEQ
Cape Fear River Basin Documents from NC DEQ
2005 Cape Fear Basinwide Water Quality Plan
2000 Cape Fear Basinwide Water Quality Plan
North Carolina Water Quality Assessment and Impaired Waters List
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.

Environmental Organizations
N.C. WARN
N.C. Conservation Network

Legislators
North Carolina Legislators

U.S. Representatives

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
RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER
Guide to Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Species of North Carolina
Significant Ecological Resources and Endangered Species

Community Organizations 
Chatham Citizens For Effective Communities
West End Revitalization Association
Greensboro Area Environmental Events Calendar
Chatham Marketplace
Schoolhouse of Wonder (triangle specific)
NC WARN–Waste Awareness and Reduction Network
Saxapahaw Mill