Adopt a Storm Drain in Haw Creek

Pollution from storm water runoff is the biggest threat to clean water in urban streams. Storm drains get clogged with debris, litter, leaves and grass clippings and all of that pollutes our Haw Creek watershed, which affects our everyday water quality.
Before the next heavy rain comes down, take a look at the closest storm drain in your neighborhood and think about adopting it! Checking the drain in between rain events and keeping it clear of litter and debris will help improve water quality and prevent street flooding.
Renee Fortner, Watershed Resources Manager at RiverLink, shared details on the recent addition of Haw Creek to the city-wide Adopt-A-Storm Drain program at an event hosted by the Haw Creek Community Association on October 20, 2022. Her presentation is available here.
Please contact or to get more information about adopting your own storm drain and helping protect our local watershed.

Haw Creek’s Hidden History

Haw Creek’s Hidden History
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00-8:30 pm
St. John’s Church
How well do you know Haw Creek’s history? Do you know where the former air strip landing site was located in Haw Creek? Do you know where the Prohibition-era speakeasy was located? Do you know why Forster Sondley selected the Haw Creek valley as the home for his 400-acre estate? Do you know which valley home was built by prisoners for the warden who went on to reside there? Do you know where a former school principal built a replica one-room schoolhouse on his own property? 

These are just some of the historical facts to be revealed by Haw Creek resident and historian Rick Fornoff, in a special program 
following a public meeting of the board of directors of the Haw Creek Community Association beginning at 7 pm, Nov. 10th. After the meeting there will also be a dessert social with the opportunity to meet your neighbors and ask Rick questions. Don’t miss this chance to learn about your neighborhood’s fascinating hidden facts!
St. John’s Church
290 Old Haw Creek Road

Asheville, NC 28805

Thursday, November 10, 2022


7:00 pm Board Meeting
7:45 pm Haw Creek History Program
8:00 pm Dessert Social