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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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We’re making plans for the REAL Haw River Learning Celebration in the fall of 2021!

For 30 years we have put on this fantastic river education program, bringing over 48,000 children to “The Best Field Trip Ever! In 2020, due to Covid -19, we took it online! We’ve created 6 episodes on video to capture

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PFAS: Duke Pittsboro Exposure Study Online, Update on Burlington Litigation

Duke PFAS Exposure Study for Pittsboro and the Haw RiverWatch the recording of the Oct 24 Presentation ONLINE  The median levels of several PFAS chemicals (used in manufacturing for water, stain, grease and fire resistance coatings) were higher in the

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Learn About HRA’s New Climate Action Campaign!

As we envision a post-pandemic recovery, the Haw River Assembly is ramping up our efforts to respond to the climate crisis. We are researching local watershed impacts, and partnering with other organizations in the state on current climate impact issues,

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Haw River dangerous in High Water

See the USGS river flow prediction here.  The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. Sewer overflows from upriver cities such as Greensboro and Burlington are common in heavy rain

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Swim Guide in the time of COVID19

We are starting our second year of our Swim Guide program. We collect and analyze water samples E-coli bacteria at popular swimming locations before each summer weekend, and publicize the results as pass/fail for safety.  Get the Swim Guide at

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Small Farmers are supporting our communities, let’s return the favor.

Sustainable farmers are not taking days off during this challenging time, working harder than ever to get food to their communities. They are going above and beyond to supply healthy produce and meats through Community Supported Agriculture, and taking all

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New On-line Resources

We hope all of you are safe and well We want you to know that we are here for you, and continuing to work for clean water during this time of Covid-19 . Although our office is closed to the

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River Issues: Industrial Contaminants

For the next few weeks, we are going to be sharing some videos that explain threats to the Haw and what we do at Haw River Assembly to protect our watershed from those pollution threats. One issue that has been

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