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Volunteer for the 2022 Haw River Learning Celebration this fall!

We’re planning to be back IN PERSON this fall for the 2022 Learning Celebration, our outdoor river exploration and education program for 4th graders in our watershed. It will be held September 17 – Oct 7 in Bynum, Saxapahaw and

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It’s Haw River Assembly’s 40th Anniversary, and we’re voted Best Non-Profit in Orange/Chatham in the Indy’s Readers Choice Awards!

  40 years ago, activists who had tried to stop the huge dam from being built on the Haw River for Jordan Lake used their experience to bring people together to form a grassroots non-profit organization that would protect the

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2022 Swim Guide

It’s summer, and a great time to head to your favorite swimming, wading or tubing spot. We’re monitoring 11 favorite swimming places on the Haw River and Jordan Lake. (no results for Jordan Lake this week due to boat problems.)

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2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

HRA is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival again with 2 showings in person: Thursday, August 25 Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill  and Thurs.  September 8,  UNC-Greensboro Weatherspoon Art Museum This festival of global environmental films inspire activism to protect

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More Court Rulings Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Since the beginning of this year, MVP has continued to lose cases for required permits in court and to lose money. On January 25, the 4th Circuit published a decision vacating the Forest Service and BLM authorizations allowing Mountain Valley

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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 with the City of Greensboro and North Carolina regulators that further

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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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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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Another GREAT Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon!

This year’s 32nd Annual Haw River Clean Up-A-Thon was held Saturday, March 19th with over 20 teams of volunteers who removed trash along the river and creeks from Greensboro to Jordan Lake. This litter and stormwater debris is ugly and

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