Monthly Archives: March 2013

Classroom Activities Related to the Haw River

Teachers, here are some ideas for classroom activities to get your students interested in the Haw River. Feel free to use them in any way that you choose, and as a springboard for your own class curriculum. 1. Ask students

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Reading Commented Lab Notes in VoiceThread

When you click on the commented Lab Notes, you will go to VoiceThread, a site that allows you to read documents and comment (if authorized). These tips are handy when using VoiceThread: –To get a closer view, click on the page. You

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Keep NC Frack Free – Act Now to Stop SB76

Click here to get information to tell your NC House representative  to vote NO on the latest bill to fast track fracking

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Paddler Info

1. Route 1545 (Chicken Bridge) to US 15-501 (Bynum) 2. US 15-501 (Bynum) to US 64 3. US 64 to Jordan Lake River Levels U.S. Geological Survey Current Water Levels at Haw River NC Current Water Levels at Bynum NC All North Carolina

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25 Years of Accomplishments!

HRA’s Work for the River 1982 Hundreds attend February charter meeting of HRA in Pittsboro. HRA organizes “Canoe-A-Thon” for clean water at the dedication of Jordan Lake May 1, 1982. 1983 “Great Haw River Race” held in Haw River, field trip program, landowner

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Haw River Issues and Impacts

A few hundred years ago, a pristine Haw River flowed through a Piedmont forest of towering chestnuts, white oaks, beeches, sycamores, and tulip trees. These trees provided a dense canopy, and supported an understory of viburnum, rhododendron, blueberries, wildflowers, and ferns covering

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Questions and Answers About Algae

Algae Expert Mark VanderBorgh answers questions from river watchers about algae. Question from River Watcher Maria Hitt, Morgan Creek: As I mentioned in my report last month, there is a lot of algae in the creek, a long stringy/hairy brown

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Peaceful Coexistence with Beavers

Leave It To The Beavers: Tips for a Peaceful Coexistence with Beavers by Kim Willis Only a couple of hundred years ago, as many as 400 million beavers populated this country. Native American Indians referred to them as “little Indians”, spiritual

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Haw River Facts

The Haw River and the Deep River join to form the Cape Fear River. The Cape Fear is the largest water basin in the state and covers 9149 square miles and flows through 24 counties. The Haw River flows through

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