Giving Week 2022!

It’s Giving Week June 19th-25th! That means all donations made through our Giving Week page will be matched by the Community Foundation of Western PA/ Eastern Ohio. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 to help us continue our efforts to clean and protect the Shenango River Watershed.

Giving week is a great time to stretch your support/donation with matching funds. We will use your donation to continue to keep the Shenango River clean of trash, have fallen trees cut so that the river is clear for kayaking and canoeing, and keep the Shenango Trail in good condition for hiking – including rebuilding 3 bridges that currently need to be replaced. Thank you in advance for your continued support – we truly could not do this work without YOU!

2022 Calendar of Events

April 7 – Public Meeting – Buhl Park Shelter 3 6:00 pm

April 9 – Family Cleanup – Clark Boat Launch 9:00 am Please pre-register!

April 10 – Trail Work Day – Big Bend 2:00 pm

April 21 – Axe Throwing Fundraiser at Carried Away Outfitters, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reserve a Lane!

April 23 – Earth Day Cleanup – Downtown Sharon 9:00 am

April 24 – Spring Wildflower Hike – Big Bend 1:00 pm Pre-registration Required

May 1 – Trail Work Day – New Hamburg 10:00 am

May 7 – Fly Casting Clinic – Buhl Park 1:00 pm Pre-registration Required

May 11 – Gardening for Pollinators Webinar 6:30 pm Registration Required

May 15 – Trail Work Day – Kidds Mill 10:00 am We will meet at NEW HAMBURG!

May 26 – Intro to Kayaking Course – Pymatuning State Park 6:00 pm

May 28 – Tire Recycling Collection – Hickory VFW 9:00 am Volunteers Needed!

June 4 – Spring Paddle Fest – Pymatuning State Park Register Today!

June 12 – Trail Work Day – River Road 10:00 am

June 26 – Trail Work Day – Big Bend 10:00 am

July 9 – Shenango River Cleanup – Riverside Park 8:00 am Volunteer!

July 10 – Trail Work Day – Kidds Mill 10:00 am

August 13 – Shenango River Cleanup

August 14 – Trail Work Day – River Road 10:00 am

August 27 – Lake to Lake Paddle Challenge

September 11 – Trail Work Day – TBD 10:00 am

October 1 – Shenango Lake Cleanup

October 8 – Fall Paddle Fest

October 9 – Trail Work Day – TBD 2:00 pm

October 23 – Fall Foliage Hike

November 13 – Trail Work Day – TBD 2:00 pm

November 17 – National Take a Hike Day

November 24 – Gobble Wobble – Buhl Park 9:30 am

More details for all events coming soon!

Spring Paddle Fest

Join us for a beautiful leisurely float down the Shenango River!
$15 per paddler for online registration and $20 for day-of registration
Drop your gear at the launch below the dam in Pymatuning State Park, then proceed to Riverside Park (Greenville, PA) and park your vehicle.
From there, take our bus shuttle back to the launch, and put-in when you’re ready!
Busing from Riverside Park to Pymatuning will be provided. Buses run every 30 minutes from 8:00 – 11:30AM
Launch – Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA | Take-out – Riverside Park, Greenville, PA
(9 miles, ~3.5 hours Class 1 Water)
Restrooms Available at launch, mid-float (Halfway Rd), and at take out
Lunch provided @ Riverside Park, Greenville from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Register Today!

Shirts are $20 and available to order with your registration. There are a limited number of each size, so register early if you want one! Shirts must be picked up at the event, we are not able to ship them.

34th Annual Gobble Wobble

The 34th Annual Gobble Wobble 5k on Thanksgiving Day is BACK IN PERSON at Buhl Park, Hermitage, PA! Race day registration opens at 8:00 AM and the race will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. This year, all proceeds benefit the Shenango River Watchers.

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition – The Shenango Valley’s largest 5k! 
Pre-registration (until midnight November 23, 2021): $10 
Race day registration: $15 per person
T-shirts available for an additional charge to all participants who register by Friday November 12th.  A limited number of shirts will be available after that on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Race day registration begins at 8:00am. Race starts promptly at 9:30am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Hermitage/GobbleWobbleRace

Interested in having your business or organization on the Gobble Wobble shirt this year? Check out our sponsorship opportunities!

Fall Paddle Fest

Register Online!

Join us for a beautiful leisurely float down Pennsylvania’s 2021 River of the Year
$15 per paddler for online registration and $20 for day-of registration
Drop your gear at the launch below the dam in Pymatuning State Park, then proceed to Riverside Park (Greenville, PA) and park your vehicle.
From there, take our bus shuttle back to the launch, and put-in when you’re ready!
Busing from Riverside Park to Pymatuning will be provided. Buses run every 15 minutes from 8:00 – 11:30AM
Launch – Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, PA | Take-out – Riverside Park, Greenville, PA
(9 miles, ~3.5 hours Class 1 Water)
Restrooms Available at launch, mid-float (Halfway Rd), and at take out
Lunch provided @ Riverside Park, Greenville from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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 20 years, you have helped us: remove over 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, and create recreational opportunities such as the Sheango Trail and the Upper Shenango River Water Trail.

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:

¨ 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!




2021 River of the Year Events

2021 River of the Year Events

April 6 – Annual Public Meeting | 6:00 PM, Buhl Park PAC (Amphitheatre/Bandshell)

April 10 – New Castle West Side Community Cleanup | 10:00 AM, New Castle

April 11 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM Big Bend

April 24 – Earth Day Cleanup | 9:00 AM, Clark Boat Launch, 2844 Valley View Rd Exd, Sharpsville, PA 16150

April 25 – Spring Wildflower Hike | Pre-registration Required, Big Bend

May 1 – Fly Casting Clinic Session 1 | 11:00 AM, Buhl Park POSTPONED

May 8 – Fly Casting Clinic Session 2 | 11:00 AM, Buhl Park POSTPONED

May 16 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, New Hamburg

June 8 – Intro to Kayaking | 6:00 PM, Pymatuning State Park

June 13 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, Kidds Mill

June 19 – Spring Paddle Fest | Registration 7:30 – 10:30 AM, Pymatuning State Park

June 27 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, River Road Pipeline Access

July 11 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, Big Bend

August 8 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, New Hamburg

September 12 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, River Road Pipeline Access

October 9 – Fall Paddle Fest | Registration 7:30 – 10:30 AM, Pymatuning State Park

October 17 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, Big Bend

October 24 – Fall Historical Hike | Postponed due to weather!

November 14 – Trail Work Day | 10:00 AM, New Hamburg

November 17 – National Take a Hike Day

November 25 – 34th Annual Gobble Wobble | 9:00 AM, Buhl Park

Trail Work Day GPS Addresses for meeting sites:
Big Bend – 191 N Bend Rd, Mercer, PA 16137

New Hamburg – 627 Hamburg Rd, Fredonia, PA 16124

Kidds Mill – 99 W Kidds Mill Rd, Greenville, PA 16125

River Road Pipeline Access – 592 River Rd, Greenville, PA 16125

Public Meeting

Join us for our annual Public Meeting on Tuesday April 6th at 6:00 PM at the Buhl Park PAC (bandshell/amphitheater) as we discuss plans for our 20th Anniversary and River of the Year celebrations. This will be a great opportunity to check your membership standings and sign up for volunteer opportunities. We will also be voting on changes to the SRW bylaws, please review the changes prior to the meeting.