Current Events

2015 Dates to Save

March 28: Family Clean Up
9:00am Clark Boat Access Area, Clark, PA. Help the environment AND spend time with your family! Come out and join us for the first clean up of the year! Lunch will be provided. Dress for the weather!
April 18: Earth Day Clean Up
Location TBA. Celebrate Earth Day early with SRW! If you have a group that is looking to volunteer and help our area’s environmental and scenic look, this is it! Lunch will be served. Call our office to let us know your group will be participating. Check our Facebook page for a location & more details!
May 3: Fly Casting Clinic
Buhl Park Hermitage, PA. Learn how to cast a fly fishing pole under the instruction of Ted Fauceglia, author of Mayflies. FREE!
May 23: Tire Recycling
Buhl Park Hermitage, PA. 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!
June 6: Spring Paddle Fest
Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA. After a spring of cleaning up the watershed, join paddlers and float the Upper Shenango River Water Trail. A fee of $15 includes shuttle service and lunch. Shuttle pick up at Riverside Park in Greenville or at Kidds Mill Bridge in Pymatuning Township.
July 25: SRW Garden Party
DJ’s Greenhouse, Transfer, PA. Join us at this popular SRW fundraiser. Relax and stroll the gardens at DJ’s Greenhouse. Hors d’oeuvres, music and a great atmosphere.
September 12: Third Annual Golf Scramble
Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, Hermitage, PA. Join us for our Third Aunnual Scramble at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course.
September 20: Munnel Run Farm Day
Munnel Run Farm, Mercer, PA. Visit Munnel Run Farm and enjoy Mercer County nature, agriculture, and local history.
October TBA: Environmental Education Day
Buhl Park, Hermitage, PA. SRW invites students from local schools to enjoy a day of outdoor, hands-on education. Our educational volunteers always appreciate the extra help SRW volunteers provide at various learning stations. Contact our office.
October 6: Wine & Cheese
Buhl Mansion, Sharon, PA. We hope you can attend this elegant evening in the Carriage House of historic Buhl Mansion. Check closer to the date for ticket costs and RSVP deadline.
October 10: Fall Paddle Fest
Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA. This is a great way to view the Fall Foliage of Western PA. Join fellow paddlers for a float down the Upper Shenango Water Trail. A fee of $15 includes snack and shuttle service.
December 5: Repeal Day Fundraiser
Details TBA.

Bicentennial Park Fishing Pier

The latest project of the Shenango River Watchers is the installation of a Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier in Bicentennial Park in Downtown Sharon, PA. The fishing pier is still in a predevelopment stage. SRW has managed to raise money for this project through fundraisers and donations; donations are still being accepted. The fishing pier is set to be located near Budd Street in Bicentennial Park. Shenango River Watchers hopes to begin construction in the Spring of 2015.

River Watchers, Park laud participants in environmental day

October 20, 2014 Jennifer Barborak

On behalf of Shenango River Watchers and Buhl Park Corporation, I would like to express our gratitude to the donors, presenters, volunteers and Farrell and Sharon 5th-grade teachers and students who made Environmental Education Day a success.

Students enjoyed learning about watersheds from Trumbull Soil and Water and the Mercer County Conservation District, learning about food webs from the 6th-graders at Musser Elementary and Insite Group, and building fish habitat structures to be placed in Shenango Lake with the Army Corps of Engineers and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat.

Students also learned about stream conservation and fishing from Trout Unlimited, about birds from DCNR-Pymatuning State Park and wildlife from the Mercer County Conservation District, and learned how to read a map and orient themselves using a compass from a Boy Scout scoutmaster.

More than 20 volunteers came to the park to help direct students and photograph the event. We would like to thank the following additional sponsors for the event: Plaza Pizza, UPMC Horizon and Quaker Steak and Lube. Thank you, everyone.

JENNIFER BARBORAK is a co-founder of the Shenango River Watchers.

Electronics Recycling

Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act states that effective in January, 2013, landfills may no longer accept electronics. These items must be recycled. Items included in this disposal ban are televisions, computers (including monitors, keyboards, mice, printers), and cell phones.

The Lawrence-Mercer County Recycling/Solid Waste Department has prepared a guide to locations where you may recycle these items.

Our Mission

Shenango River Watchers is a non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed.

Working together, our members and other volunteers have cleared hundreds of tons of garbage and thousands of tires from illegal dump sites along the river, constructed canoe launches, and monitored the water quality of the Shenango River.

Help us to make the river a better place for everyone who lives in or visits the Shenango Valley.

Aluminum Dropoff Site

aluminum dropoff site

We asking for your donation of any clean aluminum in the parking lot of The Engraving Place 1945 East State Street Hermitage, Pa (next to the Dairy Queen). All proceeds stay local to help clean, preserve and protect your watershed. Special thanks to The Engraving Place Owner, Laura Fleming, Tri-County Industries Inc. and Sherwin Williams Paint.