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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Join the "NO MVP Southgate" Events this Sunday May 2

Join in these Indigenous led gatherings of support for our waters and communities, to stop the building of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate,with music and speakers:

3 pm at Drapers Landing, on the Dan River for the main event 763 S. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden, NC 27288

6 pm at Red Slide Park on the Haw River for the closing event 103 Elk Street, Haw River, NC, 27258

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Virtual Haw River Festival!

Saturday May 1 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Join us online for our Virtual Haw River Festival with 3 bands, a silent auction, and river videos of kayaking, river monitoring and blessings for the Haw. The silent auction is LIVE NOW for bidding. More details at Haw River Festival

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HRA Challenges Greensboro 1,4-Dioxane Pollution


North Carolina Agreement with Greensboro Violates Laws

Greensboro wastewater effluent is discharged to South Buffalo Creek, which flows to the Haw

A legal challenge of the state’s agreement with Greensboro over this toxic pollutant was filed on April 9 in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the Haw River Assembly. The agreement by state regulators with the City of Greensboro allows increased discharges of cancer-causing 1,4-dioxane from factories that discharge waste water into the city’s sewage treatment plant. That wastewater goes into the Haw River and then the Cape Fear – the drinking water source for nearly one million people. Read more at https://hawriver.org/14-dioxane-in-greensboro/

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March 20 2021 Clean-Up-A-Thon was a BIG success!

Our 30th annual clean-up of the Haw River Watershed took place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. We organized our annual clean-up into 35 small teams throughout the watershed, along many river and creek locations. See the trash tallies, a list of our wonderful local business sponsors, and a GREAT PHOTO GALLERY from the clean-up at http://hawriver.org/river-cleanup/

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Haw River Watershed

This fall, our UNC-CH intern, Lucy Gray, worked with us to build a community mapping tool that displays specific environmental justice issues within the watershed. The map contains data about potential and existing sources of pollution overlaid with demographic data to show the primary communities that are being affected by pollutants in certain areas, so that the Haw River Assembly will be able to better provide support to these communities in tackling these issues. View map at:

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/ca3170b9aa154950ba867c7384a02187

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