About Us

Friends of Lower Haw River State Natural Area is operating as a local chapter under the umbrella of Friends of State Parks, Inc.  Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


We envision a Lower Haw River State Natural Area that is expanded in size, strategically developed, well maintained, and connected to local and regional trail systems.


The Lower Haw is a special place that we're committed to conserving and enhancing for current enjoyment while creating a legacy for future generations.

What We Do

Ways in which our chapter will work towards this vision and mission include supporting State Parks in the following:
  • Conservation and protection of natural areas
  • Establishment and operation of state scenic trails

  • Promotion of public awareness of the importance of the Lower Haw River ecosystem

  • Encouragement of acquisition and¬†conservation of lands along and surrounding the Lower Haw River State Natural Area