Mission: The haw river assembly was founded in 1982 to protect and restore the waters of the haw river and jordan lake. We advocate for clean water, and conduct educational programs, stream monitoring, river clean-ups and other activities that engage volunteers and the public.
Programs: Haw riverkeeper and outreach program, includes an annual river clean-up, trainings for volunteers, and advocacy of clean water policies in the public arena. We also conduct programs, presentations and outreach to the community about water quality issues and put on an annual river education festival for the public each may.
the haw river watershed education program for schools, includes the "learning celebration" program for fourth-grade and "stream investigation" program for eight grade. Both curriculums are outdoors, and we train volunteers to help guide students through hands-on activities to learn about stream ecology. We also do special water quality programs with schools and camps.
the haw river watch program trains and equips volunteers to conduct biological and chemical test on creeks and river sites in the haw river watershed, submitting data on a quarterly basis. Approximately 130 volunteers take part in this project. Stream monitoring programs and demonstrations for the public are held throughout the year as well.