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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 11 favorite swimming places on the Haw River and at Jordan Lake this summer. Sites get a green swimmer logo for SAFE

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NC Denies Key Permit for MVP Southgate Again!

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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 in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf

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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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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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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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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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