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Upcoming: 2 Guided Watershed Walks with your Haw Riverkeeper

Check out a different area of your watershed by joining us Saturday, July 22, 2023 (10AM – 12PM) for a wetland hike along the Sandy Creek Trail in Durham! We will also gather again on Saturday, August 5, 2023 (10AM – 12PM) for

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2023 Haw River Learning Celebration

Haw River Festival kicks of Saturdays in Saxapahaw! May 6, 4-8pm – Live music: Jasme Kelly, Honey Magpie & Saludos Compay – featuring Puppet Parade, Kayak Raffle, Silent Auction, Canoe Rides for Kids, Farmers Market, Food Trucks, River Activities and more! See you there!

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Fight the MVP SOUTHGATE Extension: The clock is ticking! We have until JULY 24TH at 5pm.

MVP Southgate Filed an Extension Request with FERC The clock is ticking! Here’s your to-do list: make a comment to FERC, sign the Sierra Club petition and CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS! FERC has just issued a comment + intervenor period on MVP Southgate, closing July 24 at 5pm. The notice

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Sign this Petition to the Pittsboro Town Board asking then to reject the amended North Village Small Area Plan:

– Reject a proposed through-road route that would go very close to the Haw River buffer – rather than a more direct and central route. This new road alignment would create more traffic, light, noise, and runoff pollution near the river;

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Investigating Sediment Pollution

“With an unprecedented wave of development and increase in industrial activity across the state currently underway and projected for many years to come, monitoring, reporting and prevention of sediment pollution is critical to protecting our watersheds.” Mike Wallace, Haw River

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Industrial Contaminants Update

What is the Issue? Industrial Contaminants FACTSHEET PFAS  chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) get into our water from direct discharges from industrial facilities.  PFAS is a class of thousands of synthetic chemicals used for coatings, fire suppression, water proofing and

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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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Haw River Watch Project

River Watchers are stewards of their streams – and take action against pollution! The Haw River Watch Project, sponsored by the Haw River Assembly, gives us a clearer picture of the health of the Haw River by determining the type and

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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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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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