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 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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Contact us at info@hawriver.org   919-542-5790   P.O. Box 187 Bynum NC 27228 

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Volunteer for the 2022 Haw River Learning Celebration this fall!

We’re planning to be back IN PERSON this fall for the 2022 Learning Celebration, our outdoor river exploration and education program for 4th graders in our watershed. It will be held September 17 – Oct 7 in Bynum, Saxapahaw and Camp Guilrock (near Greensboro/Rockingham border). We look forward to being together again!

Sign up to volunteer with us on the river here or if during the work week doesn’t work for you, you can donate a meal here! Learn more about the Haw River Assembly at https://hawriver.org/projects/learning-celebration/

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It's Haw River Assembly's 40th Anniversary, and we're voted Best Non-Profit in Orange/Chatham in the Indy's Readers Choice Awards!


40 years ago, activists who had tried to stop the huge dam from being built on the Haw River for Jordan Lake used their experience to bring people together to form a grassroots non-profit organization that would protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake into the future. Read our 40 Years of Accomplishments!


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2022 Swim Guide

It’s summer, and a great time to head to your favorite swimming, wading or tubing spot. We’re monitoring 11 favorite swimming places on the Haw River and Jordan Lake. (no results for Jordan Lake this week due to boat problems.) Sites get a green swimmer logo for SAFE and a red logo for UNSAFE based on E-coli counts. We publish the results each Friday in our E-newsletter or look for it on our website, or Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also subscribe to text updates by texting HAW to (844) 956-1139. Download the Swim Guide app for free on your smartphone. Learn more at: https://hawriver.org/swim-guide/

Results for August 12- 14 at left

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2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

HRA is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival again with 2 showings in person: Thursday, August 25 Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill  and Thurs.  September 8,  UNC-Greensboro Weatherspoon Art Museum This festival of global environmental films inspire activism to protect the places we love! Details and Tickets are HERE

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More Court Rulings Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Since the beginning of this year, MVP has continued to lose cases for required permits in court and to lose money. On January 25, the 4th Circuit published a decision vacating the Forest Service and BLM authorizations allowing Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross the Jefferson National Forest and in early February the same court invalidated the biological opinion and incidental take statement for MVP issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act. MVP has also withdrawn their appeal of the Virginia Air Control Board denial of the air quality permit for the compressor station in Pittsylvania County, VA. In February, MVP”S backers registered an $800 million loss on the MVP mainline, an effort to lessen the tax burden on financial investments they expect to never recover. Without the mainline, MVP cannot build the Southgate extension into Alamance and Rockingham counties in NC. Read more at https://hawriver.org/river-issues/mvpsouthgate/

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