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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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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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