Haw River Assembly protects the Haw River Watershed.

This includes nine hundred and twenty miles of streams feeding into the Haw along the 110 miles of the river, the 14,000 acres of Jordan Lake, and the plants, animals, and people who depend on the river. We work as advocates to stop pollution through with our Haw Riverkeeper, and are building a watershed community that supports clean water through our outreach, education and water quality monitoring programs


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Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Join Us Online Thursday, November 4th at 7PM

The Haw River Assembly is hosting the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival online this year!

Join us November 4th for an evening of environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet, especially climate change, and the work communities are doing to protect people and the environment. The films inspire activism and call us all to protect the places we love.

Tickets Available Here

More Info on Films & Raffle on the Wild & Scenic Homepage Here

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HRA Annual Membership Meeting - Sat. Nov. 13 at Jordan Lake

The HRA Annual Membership Meeting will be held outdoors at Jordan Lake on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 13, at the Seaforth picnic shelter/pavillion. Paddling, lunch and time to enjoy the lake will be offered. Our keynote speaker will be Donna Chavis, Save the date!

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Slides from Forum on Industrial Contaminants

 Haw River Assembly held a public meeting on August 26 to discuss the industrial contaminants in the Haw, Pittsboro’s drinking water – and solutions – with a panel of leading scientists researching this issue.   

Powerpoint slides from the presentations by scientists:

Dr. Heather Stapelton (Duke University)

Dr. Detlef Knappe (NC State)

Dr. Jane Hoppin (NC State)

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Chatham Park Development Agreement Public Hearing Continued Until September

The Pittsboro Town Board will continue the public hearing from August 23 on the Development Agreement for the 7000+ acres of Chatham Park, and will hear more public comments on the North Village Small Area Plan. Both items are woefully short on actually protecting the Haw River, Jordan Lake and  tributaries. The Development Agreement would lock Pittsboro into 40 years, despite major changes in climate or the economy during that time.Go to our Chatham Park webpage to get  more information and HRA’s talking points

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HRA Joins NC DEQ to Defend their Denial of Key Permit for MVP Southgate

NCDEQ has used it’s authority to reissue the denial of the stream crossing permit for the MVP Southgate project. This followed an original denial letter in August of 2020 and a federal court hearing that ruled NCDEQ had the authority to deny the permit. This is a huge win for impacted community members, and communities in the Dan and Haw River watersheds.

Haw River Assembly, represented by Southern Environmental Law Center, has been approved to join the case to defend NC Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to deny the 401 permit. That decision, denied in August of 2020, was based heavily on the likelihood of MVP mainline not being successfully completed due to ongoing legal challenges, ballooning costs, and environmental violations. These challenges were also faced in the Atlantic Coast pipeline project, which was canceled and abandoned earlier this summer.
Additionally, MVP Southgate is now THREE YEARS behind schedule. The mainline project is four years behind schedule and $2.5 Billion over budget. These pipelines face an increasingly uncertain future. To read the full blog for MVP Southgate updates, click here.

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