Climate Change initiative instituted by local organization

The Haw River Assembly (HRA) is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in 1982 to protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake and to work for clean water throughout our watershed. As we envision a post-pandemic recovery, we are ramping up our efforts to respond to the climate crisis, and its impacts on life in our watershed, including water quality and quantity. HRA is researching impacts to our region while partnering with other organizations in the state to address climate concerns and urgent policy and regulatory changes.

The Haw River Assembly (HRA) is a grassroots non-profit organization founded in 1982 to protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake and to work for clean water throughout our watershed. As we envision a post-pandemic recovery, we are ramping up our efforts to respond to the climate crisis, and its impacts on life in our watershed, including water quality and quantity.

HRA is researching impacts to our region while partnering with other organizations in the state to address climate concerns and urgent policy and regulatory changes.

The Haw River Assembly is gathering relevant research and timely publications highlighting effects of the climate crisis on our local watershed. At this stage, these resources include articles and studies on increased flooding events, limits on drinking water supply, wastewater and sewer overflows from storms, changes in drought frequency as well as a host of other related topics. These resources and more can be found in the section of the Haw River Assembly’s website dedicated to the Climate Action Campaign, http://hawriver.org/home/climate-action-campaign/.

Join the Haw River Assembly and their partner organizations in projects to take action on climate change with justice for people and for the Earth. . Concerned citizens can participate through writing comment letters and rallying support for these efforts. Haw River Assembly supports an economic recovery that puts climate solutions and climate justice at the forefront.

As our society safely opens up, we will have in- person events to expand this work. To learn more, contact: Haw River Assembly

Kyleene Rooks PO Box 187

Climate Action Campaign Coordinator

Bynum, NC 27228

krooks@hawriver.org (919) 542-5790

Twitter: @HawRiverKeeper