Celebrating 15 Years of Amazing People, Amazing Communities, One Amazing River

Shenango River Watchers, SRW, is an award-winning environmental organization. In 2016, we are excited to celebrate our 15th year as a 501(c)(3) non-profit group working to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River and its watershed. We invite you to learn more about our organization, our mission, projects and our people.

Some milestones during our first 15 years:

  • Cleared the river and watershed communities of 1.3 million pounds of illegally dumped trash and properly disposed of 50,000 tires
  • Recently received the 2014-2015 Distinguished Organization of the Year (Tri-County Clean Ways) and the 2013 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award (Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion)
  • Received more than $200,000 in grant funding
  • Provided nearly 1,800 5th grade students with outdoor, hands-on environmental education through our Environmental Education Days held in partnership with Buhl Park
  • Awarded more than $8,000 in college scholarships through our Del Williams Memorial Scholarship
  • Conducted research projects of varying sizes and collaborated with students and individuals from local colleges and universities and area high school students.
  • Among our many recreation and community projects, both large and small:

The Upper Shenango River Water Trail
Sharon Bicentennial Park and Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier (on-going)
Buhl Park Get Outdoors Day, Hermitage, PA
Riverfront Park Revitalization; Sharon, PA
Riverside Park, Canoe Launch and Drive; Greenville, PA
Stabilization of the bank along the Rails-to-Trails project in Greenville
Storm Drain Stenciling Project; Sharon, PA
Budd Street Canoe Launch; Sharon PA
Bench Restoration, Outflow Area of Shenango Dam; Sharpsville, PA