2020 Calendar of Events

Public Meeting – March 12  Postponed

7:00 PM Buhl Park Activities Building | Join us for our 2020 Public Meeting as we discuss our 2019 accomplishments and what to expect in 2020. Mark Russell and his research associates will present their findings from their summer amphibian survey. This will be a great opportunity to check your membership standings and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Earth Fest @ Penn State – April 4  CANCELLED

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Penn State Shenango | Earth Fest is coming up on Saturday, April 4th from 11:00 am until 4:00 p.m. Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day! SRW will have an informational booth and needs volunteers.

Earth Day Cleanup – April 18 CANCELLED

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Hermitage Soccer Fields | Join us for our annual Earth Day Cleanup! We will be picking up trash along Pine Hollow Run that flows behind the schools.

Trail Work Day – April 19  CANCELLED

10:00 AM Kidds Mill Bridge | Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at Kidds Mill Bridge.

Wild Flower Hike – April 26 CANCELLED

1:30 PM Big Bend | Join us for a Wildflower Hike on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at the Big Bend parking area at 1:30 PM and carpool to New Hamburg where we will begin the 4 mile hike back to Big Bend. Please be dressed for the weather and wet, muddy trail conditions.

Fly Casting Clinic – May 3  CANCELLED

2:00 PM Buhl Park | 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 3rd.

Trail Work Day – May 3  CANCELLED

10:00 AM Big Bend | Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at the Shenango Trail Trail Head at Big Bend.

Environmental Education Day – May CANCELLED

Intro to Kayaking – May 28 CANCELLED

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Buhl Park| Buhl Park, the Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (DCNR ) and the Shenango River Watchers are
partnering to provide an introduction to kayaking class on Lake
Julia. The group will meet on the front lawn of the Casino.
A limited number of kayaks, paddles and personal flotation
devices will be provided or you may bring your own equipment.
This course is open to adults and children over the age of 12.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied
by a participating adult. Registration is required by calling 724-981-5522 and is limited to 10 individuals. This class is FREE, but you must register through the Buhl Park office prior to the event! Class limited to 10 participants!

Trail Work Day – June 14

10:00 AM Big Bend| Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at Big Bend.

Intro to Kayaking – June 16 CANCELLED

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Buhl Park| Buhl Park, the Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (DCNR ) and the Shenango River Watchers are
partnering to provide an introduction to kayaking class on Lake
Julia. The group will meet on the front lawn of the Casino.
A limited number of kayaks, paddles and personal flotation
devices will be provided or you may bring your own equipment.
This course is open to adults and children over the age of 12.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration is required by calling 724-981-5522 and is limited to 10 individuals. This class is FREE, but you must register through the Buhl Park office prior to the event! Class limited to 10 participants!

Summer Solstice Paddle Fest – June 20 CANCELLED

7:00 AM Pymatuning State Park| Enjoy a float down one of Pennsylvania’s Official Water Trails! After the float, enjoy live music and a cookout with fellow paddlers. $15 per paddler. More information coming soon.

Trail Work Day – July 12

10:00 AM New Hamburg | Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at the New Hamburg Canoe Launch.

Trail Work Day – July 26

10:00 AM Big Bend | Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at the Big Bend.

Trail Work Day – August 9

10:00 AM Kidds Mill | Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at Kidds Mill near the covered bridge.

Trail Work Day – September 13

10:00 AM TBD| Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. Our meeting place is To Be Determined.

Munnell Run Farm Day – September 20

Trail Work Day – October 11

10:00 AM TBD| Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. Our meeting place is To Be Determined.

Fall Paddle Fest – October 17

7:00 AM Pymatuning State Park| Enjoy a float down one of Pennsylvania’s Official Water Trails! After the float, enjoy live music and a cookout with fellow paddlers. $15 per paddler. More information coming soon.

Fall Hike – October 25

1:30 PM Big Bend | Join us for a Fall Hike under the beautiful fall foliage on the Shenango Trail. We will meet at the Big Bend parking area at 1:30 PM and carpool to New Hamburg where we will begin the 4 mile hike back to Big Bend. Please be dressed for the weather and wet, muddy trail conditions.

Trail Work Day – November 8

10:00 AM TBD| Join us for a work day on the Shenango Trail. Our meeting place is To Be Determined.

Gobble Wobble – November 26

8:00 AM Buhl Park | Join us for the 33rd Annual Gobble Wobble! Race starts promptly at 9:30 AM. Volunteers are needed for this event.

Public Meeting


Due to current health concerns the Public Meeting scheduled for Thursday March 12th will be postponed until further notice. The health of our members and volunteers and their families is important to us and we appreciate your understanding.

Renew Your Membership

Easily renew your membership right here on our website!

Your membership has allowed us to accomplish so many wonderful environmental and community enriching projects that we can’t even list them all!  Over the past 18 years, you have helped us: remove 1.5 million pounds of trash from the watershed, dispose of more than 55,000 tires, clean up a two-story dump along the Rail-to-Trail project in Greenville and create the Upper Shenango River Water Trail that opened our beautiful river to thousands of paddlers from our watershed and beyond. 

Your support also contributed to the construction of a wheelchair accessible fishing pier in Sharon, and helped us to implement a hands on environmental education program at Buhl Park for local schools. 

As you can see, our volunteers, community and donors help us to accomplish so much, but it’s YOU, our members whose support through membership fees sustains our organization.  SRW helped pave the way for many other non-profits that have blossomed over the past decade to the revitalize Downtown Sharon, increase tourism and promote our community. We are proud of our work in the region and hope you will renew your membership so we can accomplish even more.  Current projects include:

¨   Creation of a new canoe/kayak launch and large parking area at Halfway Rd. (Green Twp.) in partnership with the Mercer County Trails Association whose bike trail will also access the parking area.

¨ Restoration and maintenance of the Shenango Hiking Trail that is parallel to the former Erie Canal Extension Tow Path and the Shenango River. 

¨ Continuation of our water quality research and fish studies within the Shenango River watershed.

We have a busy year ahead of us and hope you will show your excitement by renewing or becoming a member of Shenango River Watchers TODAY!

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