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, and the newly authorized Haw River State Trail in Chatham County.

Turtles on a log in the Haw River
Great Blue Heron catching fish in Haw River
Blue sky reflected in the Haw River