This winter the Paddlers Hemlock Health Action Taskforce, a.k.a. PHHAT, received more attention in the press. One from a national magazine and the other from a North Carolina-based publication.  You can read each story by following the links below.

Lynn Barlow, writing for The Outdoor Journal, gives a nice overview of the problem and the PHHAT program as well as highlighting the importance of keeping hemlock alive on the river banks and out of the water where they cause problems for paddlers.

Following her volunteer experience last November on a PHHAT treatment day on the Lower Green River, JoAndra Proia wrote an article in the Natural Triad, a monthly natural health and wellness magazine based in North Carolina’s Triad region. Her article also features the work of PHHAT and gives background on the spread and impact of HWA in North Carolina.

We appreciate the continued attention being given to the problem of HWA and the PHHAT team by these and other writers.

Learn more about PHHAT at  You can sign up to hear about future volunteer days with PHHAT on our volunteer sign up form.