SPRING PADDLE FEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING ON THE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES
We have no way of knowing how many/ where trees have fallen over the last 24 hours. The water is higher than what is considered a safe level, and even with closing the gates of the Pymatuning Dam, the water is still rushing in from the creeks and tributaries.
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We hope to reschedule for some time next month.
If you have already paid for a t-shirt and cannot make the rescheduled date (TBA), please contact our office.
Stay tuned to our emails, website posts, and Facebook for updates on the rescheduling!
9am – 1pm or until the truck is full!
West Middlesex, PA | Behind O’Neill Coffee
Help the environment and clean out your garage too! Don’t let your tires end up in a landfill. Bring us your old tires to be recycled!
This collection is open to anyone who lives within the Shenango River Watershed!
We are also in need of VOLUNTEERS for this event!
If you would like to volunteer please contact our office (724)342-5453
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Hello aspiring, amateur, and advanced fly casters alike!
Have you ever wanted to know more about fly fishing? Have you tried fly fishing, but you aren’t sure you have the proper equipment? Are you an avid fly fisherman, but you don’t know or have not perfected all your casting skills?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above, we have a treat for you!
Ted Fauceglia, author of Mayfiles, Major Eastern and Midwestern Hatches, renowned photographer and certified casting instructor has offered to give a free Fly Fishing Casting Techniques Seminar/Clinic at Buhl Park on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00pm. Not only will Ted give us a brief discussion about equipment, he will demonstrate and teach several popular casting techniques and some difficult casts so you are better prepared for fly fishing on our local streams and river!
Ted became a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting instructor after years of fly fishing and months of hard work, classes and testing and he is ready to share what he learned with Shenango River Watchers! We hope you will join us to learn from this incredible teacher!
We will meet at the grassy area next to the eastern part of Lake Julia (east of the bridge) at 2:00pm. It is not necessary that you have equipment to attend this class, but if you have it, bring it!
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Join us for a Wildflower Hike on the Shenango Trail on April 29th at 1:30 PM. We will meet at the New Hamburg Canoe Launch, then carpool in as few cars as possible down to the Big Bend Launch and hike back from there. The hike is about 4 miles long. Please dress for the weather as well as wet, muddy trail conditions.
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Join us for our Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 AM
We will meet in the Sharon Center parking lot on South Water Street
The 2018 Del Williams Memorial Environmental Scholarship is now open!
Attention Teachers, Counselors, Parents, and Students:
Shenango River Watchers, Inc. will award one $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior entering a four-year college who has shown an interest in the preservation of the environment by volunteering his or her time in recycling efforts, neighborhood cleanups, or any other environmental cause. The scholarship will be awarded as a $1,000.00 check to the winner. Interested students must attend a high school within the Shenango River Watershed area, complete the attached application, and write an essay of 500 words or less on how his or her efforts have helped the environment in the community. Each applicant must prove that he or she is dedicated to improving and preserving the environment, BUT DOES NOT need to major in an environmental field. Please feel free to make as many copies of the application as you need for interested students at your school. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Application information can be found here.
Students should send their completed application with all required attachments to the following address by March 16, 2018:
Shenango River Watchers
Environmental Scholarship Panel
730 Forker Blvd
Hermitage, PA 16148
Scholarship Application 2018
Shenango River Watchers will be hosting a Nature Hike along the Shenango Trail on Sunday November 5th at 1pm.
We will meet at the New Hamburg Canoe Launch, and shuttle a few cars to Big Bend and hike back to New Hamburg. Please dress for the weather, it will be wet!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/496379554073600
Introduction to Trail Maintenance
If you are interested in volunteering for trail maintenance on the Shenango Hiking Trail, please join us on Wednesday November 8th at 6pm in the Activities Building in Buhl Park.
Tori Jofery, an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner and Caretaker, will give a presentation and teach volunteers basic trail maintenance and Leave No Trace principles.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989579091318663