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If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; that the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.” John Burroughs

 

2014 Yee Haw! River Paddle Set for June 7th.

Preparations are underway for the 7th. Annual Yee Haw! River Paddle; slated for June 7th. The date was moved this year to correspond with National Trails Day. The event is tentatively planned to highlight the newest section of the Haw River Paddle Trail from Brooks Bridge Paddle Access to the Altamahaw Access, a beautiful section of the river that just opened in 2013 with the addition of the Brooks Bridge Paddle Access.

Full event details and registration with the Haw River Trail Partnership will be available on May 15th. at www.thehaw.org/yeehaw.

This article was taken from the Spring edition of the Mouth of the Haw: The Newsletter of the Haw River Trail Partnership.

 

Saxapahaw Island Property to be Donated to the Haw River Trail Partnership

Waste Industries, the Raleigh-based waste collection campany, has agreed to donate an 18.4 acre parcel in Saxapahaw. The parcel is part of a nearly 30-acre island, one of the largest in the Haw River.

The island has long been an integral part of the Saxapahaw community. Decades ago, the island hosted youth football games and community picnics. More recently, the island has proved an irresistible draw to locals and tourists alike, despite being privately owned. The donation will return the island to its place as a public gathering spot in the heart of Saxapahaw. Although no plans for development of the property have been finalized, public access to the island will be a priority in fulfillment of the Haw River Trail’s “Conservation through Recreation” mission. A ceremony in recognition of the donation will be held in June. The public is invited to attend.

This article taken from the Spring edition of the Mouth of the Haw: The Newsletter of the Haw River Trail Partnership.

 

Old Greensboro Highway Paddle Access – Update

Progress is continuing on the construction of a paddle access at the Old Greensboro Highway Bridge 5.5 miles downriver from Saxapahaw. A major hurdle in creation of this access was passed in February with the completion of the property acquisition portion of the project. After final construction approvals are complete, construction on the access will begin this Fall. The Old Greensboro Highway Paddle Access is the final access needed to complete the Haw River Paddle Trail in Alamance County.

This article taken from the Spring edition of the Mouth of the Haw: The Newsletter of the Haw River Trail Partnership.