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.
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
We provide stewardship, education, and advocacy for the Lower Haw River State Natural Area, part of the NC State Parks system, and the newly authorized Haw River State Trail in Chatham County.
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.