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Chatham Park Development Agreement Public Hearing Delayed Until August 9

Due to new Covid concerns, the in-person Pittsboro Town Board Meeting on Monday July 26, will be very brief, with all items moved or, in the case of the public hearings, be opened, then continued, to their next meeting BY

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Triennial Review Virtual Public Hearing -written comments due August 3

Our Chance to Speak Out for Stronger PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane Standards for our Waters! This is a process that only happens every three years, and is our opportunity to push the state to set stronger protections for surface waters. 1,4- Dioxane

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2021 Summer Swim Guide

It’s summer, and a great time to head to your favorite swimming, wading or tubing spot. We’re monitoring favorite swimming places on the Haw River and at Jordan Lake this summer. Sites get a green swimmer logo for SAFE and

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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

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HRA Challenges Greensboro 1,4-Dioxane Pollution

North Carolina Agreement with Greensboro Violates Laws A legal challenge of the state’s agreement with Greensboro over this toxic pollutant was filed on April 9, 2021 in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings by the Southern Environmental Law Center on

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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

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Chatham Park/DOT REVISED 404 Permit Application Should be Denied

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HRA Annual Membership Meeting

Watch the recording of our Annual Meeting held on Saturday, Nov. 14: Keynote Speaker: Crystal Cavalier Keck, with opening blessing and closing ceremony by Jason Crazy Bear Keck. Presentations by staff on our issues and projects, and introducing our new

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Haw River Watershed

We have created 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

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Weaving Together a Community Through Sustainable Farming

Isaiah is the chef and a co-owner of The Eddy, a cozy pub tucked on the banks on the Haw River in Saxapahaw, N.C. The Eddy serves dishes like summer ratatouille with spicy duck merguez sausage, purchasing almost every box

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