Cartoon: Haw River

By Anthony | October 8th, 2007 | 6:56 am

Cartoon: Haw River

Bluegreen Corp., a Florida-based real estate development company, is looking to turn some unique land along the Haw River into a gated community and golf course. The land is unique because it’s the key to expanding the fledgling Haw River State Park.

If the developers get their way, 100,000 gallons of water per day will be diverted from the headwaters of Haw River for the purpose of irrigating their golf course. At the moment, the outcome hinges to a large degree on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, who are supposed to have a hearing on rezoning the land for the development in December. Normally, I would say that doesn’t bode well for this turning out in favor of the park, but public sentiment – and that of some of the board members – seems to be leaning heavily towards not allowing the rezoning to go through.

There are well over 200 golf courses in North Carolina, but only one place where Haw River State Park can gain a more solid foothold.

More info:

Citizens for Haw River State Park
“Guilford at a Fork in the River” (Ed Cone)

2 Responses to “Cartoon: Haw River”

  1. John D. Young Says:

    Thanks for helping out the efforts to protect the Haw River corridor and the Haw River State Park. This adjoining land is essential for the healthy growth of the Park.

  2. Anthony Says:

    Thank you too, John for what you and Citizens for Haw River State Park are doing.