Kate Bunney
Haw River, NC
2022

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Story & Experience

I am often walking along the river —to be in relationship and prayer with this incredible being …. So, it was a beautiful opportunity to connect this time with the other folks around the world being with both the beauty and horror of this world. After walking for a while, my dog Osito and I found a place along the river, picked a few flowers and lay out the RadJoy flag …. I sang and also sat in silence taking in the sounds, smells and juiciness of the river.

Why this Place?

Haw River, NC

The Haw River runs through the original lands of the Sissipahaw peoples. As settlers arrived, the industrial era began using the river for textile mills  – damming the river to create hydropower and to dump toxic waste. Today, the Haw watershed is home to over 900,000 people, large agricultural operations, industry, urban areas, and second growth forests. As the population escalates, so does the pace of development, claiming more and more of the Piedmont’s rural land. The ramifications of this can be seen throughout the Haw watershed. 

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