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Earthday 5K Saxapahaw Island Ramble

5K Run or Walk April 22, 2023 Proceeds go towards HRA’s advocacy and education work for our river. Registration fee includes T-shirt. $45 Registration

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Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon – March 18, 2023

Join us on Saturday, March 18 for our big annual clean-up by volunteers on the Haw River and creeks throughout the watershed. Learn more and register your team, or how you can join in at Let’s get the trash

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Saturdays on the Haw

February 11, 2023 Help stabilize river and stream banks by joining us for a Saturday of live staking! Volunteers should be prepared by wearing gloves and appropriate close-toed shoes. Interested? Registration in advance is required: here. What’s live staking? Learn

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Haw Riverkeeper News: 1,4 Dioxane Update

Woman with brown hair, smiling in a river holding glass jars.

The NC Environmental Management Commission met in January to receive an update from state agencies on 1,4 dioxane sampling and levels of ongoing pollution in the larger Cape Fear River basin. 1,4-Dioxane is a likely human carcinogen and has been

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Discussion of latest Pittsboro PFAS Information

Haw Riverkeeper held a public meeting in Pittsboro Oct. 20,2022 with scientists who have worked on the issue of PFAS in the Haw River and Pittsboro. Dr. Jane Hoppin of NCSU discusssed blood sample results that showed Pittsboro participants had

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Haw River Assembly’s Awarded one of 15 “Transforming the Triangle”Awards by Triangle Community Foundation!

  We are so honored to be the recipient of this $50,000 special grant from Triangle Community Foundation, who have long been supporters of our work for clean water. The grant was awarded to “to support 15 of the many

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March 9: Film and Discussion Panel

Haw River Assembly is hosting a screening of “Angel of Alabama” and afterwards, a live panel discussion with several experts. The film features a mid-career investigator returns home in rural Alabama to support her mother’s failing health. Amidst unusually rampant

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HRA’s Successful Legal Action Over Greensboro’s 1,4-Dioxane

Settlement sets better process, public reporting, and reduction of Greensboro pollution On behalf of the Haw River Assembly, Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) reached a settlement on December 18, 2021 with the City of Greensboro and North Carolina regulators that

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Take a Hike in the Haw Watershed!

  Here’s a list of public trails in our watershed – from the headwaters in Guilford County,  to trails through old mills towns in Alamance, along the big white waters of the State Natural Area in Chatham, and along many

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Slides from Forum on Industrial Contaminants

 Haw River Assembly held a public meeting on August 26 to discuss the industrial contaminants in the Haw, Pittsboro’s drinking water – and solutions – with a panel of leading scientists researching this issue.    Powerpoint slides from the presentations by

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