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.
In March of 2013, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (agent for PA’s Fish and Boat Commission in most matters pertaining to Water Trails) informed us that our application for Water Trail status is approved! Thus, we are now officially the Upper Shenango Rive Water Trail. To reiterate, our Water Trail is that reach between Lake Pymatuning near Jamestown PA (far southern Crawford County) and Lake Shenango, near Transfer, Clark and Sharpsville, PA (Mercer County).
Additionally, in recognition of our success and hard work, PEC has selected us as a one of their Western PA Environmental Projects of the Year! With that comes statewide recognition and a $5,000 award!
We are nearly ready to distribute a brochure/map of the Water Trail. It will be found at park offices, Chambers of Commerce, perhaps boat liveries and retailers, and the like. Or, contact us and we’ll mail you one.
Also coming is PA’s first all on water geocache course. We expect it to be in place and ready for treasure hunters mid summer this year.
SRW is working with the Army Corps of Engineers and PennDot to improve the primitive launch at New Hamburg. Ownership obligations between the Corps and PennDot (Corps land, PennDot right of way easement) make this something of a bureaucratic snarl, but we are getting there.
A West Middlesex PA Eagle Scout candidate has taken on the project to improve the launch at Porter Rd., just above Greenville. He will develop a small parking area, and improve the path from it to the river.
Please support our activities, make a generous contribution to Shenango River Watchers, tell your friends about what we're about; but most importantly, jump in a canoe or kayak and see your river!
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.
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.