Saturdays on the Haw


Outdoor activities that enable the community to engage with the watershed and provide hands on educational activities that empower citizens to protect the Haw River!

2024 Events

January: State of The Haw

Start the year off learning about the State of the Haw as we reflect and share our plans for 2024! Hear from Haw Riverkeeper, Emily Sutton, on January 20th (10AM-12PM) at Chatham Community Library as we address issues ranging from sediment issues to industrial contaminants and provide you some action items to help keep our river clean! Sign up here.

February: Stream Restoration

Help stabilize river and stream banks on February 17th (10AM-12PM) by joining us for a stream restoration project in Durham. Volunteers should be prepared by wearing gloves and appropriate close-toed shoes. Interested? Registration in advance is required & can be completed here.

March: River Watch Monitoring

Looking to start a River Watch team? Join us for our quarterly scheduled training on March 23rd (10AM -12PM) right before collection time! New teams require a training and can sign up here. Are you already an existing team, but want to review some of the basics? You can join us too, just email events@hawriver.org.

April: Island Ramble

Runners, walkers and ramblers alike; join us for our Haw River Island Ramble in Saxapahaw on April 13th! What better way to celebrate Earth Month than with a scenic run by the river, working to raise funds for advocacy projects and river education! More details can and the link to sign-up can be here.

May: Haw River Festival

Join us for the first Saturday in Saxapahaw in May to help support the Haw River Festival! We’ll have LIVE music, a silent auction, Paperhand Puppet parade, creek crawls, canoe rides, food trucks and more! This year’s festival is May 4th (4PM-8PM). Learn more here!

June: River Watch Monitoring

Looking to start a River Watch team or learn more about River Monitoring? Join us for our quarterly scheduled training on June 8 (10AM-12PM) in Greensboro right before collection time! New teams require a training and can sign up here. Are you already an existing team, but want to review some of the basics? You can join us too, just email events@hawriver.org.

July: Group Paddle

Join us for a Paddle in Greensboro on July 27th (10AM-12PM)! Participants can bring their own kayaks and we will a limited number available, so make sure to register in advance here. The event is in collaboration with GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle of Greensboro, NC.

August: Group Hike

Check out a different area of your watershed by joining us on August 24th (10AM – 12PM) for a wetland hike! We encourage you to bring gloves and an extra trash bag for our walk! Registration is required in advance and be found here.

September: River Watch Monitoring

Looking to start a River Watch team? Join us for our quarterly scheduled training on September 7th (10AM – 12PM) at Red Slide Park right before collection time! New teams require a training and can sign up here. Are you already an existing team, but want to review some of the basics? You can join us too, just email events@hawriver.org.

October: Group Paddle

Paddle, Paddle, Paddle! This event is presented by Frog Hollow Outdoors! Join us for a group paddle at Jordan Lake on October 26th (10AM-12PM)! Participants can bring their own kayaks and we will a limited number available, so make sure to register in advance here.

November: River Watch Monitoring

Interested in River Watch monitoring? Join us for our quarterly scheduled training on November 9th (10AM – 12PM) at right before collection time! New teams require a training and can sign up here. Are you already an existing team, but want to review some of the basics? You can join us too, just email events@hawriver.org.

December

Want to learn more about how to advocate for issues that are important to you? Join us on December 7th (10AM-12PM) for an Advocacy Training in Carrboro. You will learn how to write effective comment letters, how to get involved in local issues and how to make sure your voice is heard by local and state officials. Advanced registration is required and can be found here.


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