About Us

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

Vision

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.

Mission

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

We provide stewardship, education, and advocacy for the Lower Haw River State Natural Area, part of the NC State Parks system.
  • Stewardship: We enhance infrastructure and restore habitat.
  • Education: We provide educational programs to connect people with nature and to promote public awareness of the Lower Haw ecosystem.

  • Advocacy: We encourage conservation of lands along and surrounding the Lower Haw River State Natural Area, and establishment and maintenance of sustainable land and paddle trails.

Turtles on a log in the Haw River