Repeal Day Returns

The Brotherhood Of Appreciating Repeal Day (B.O.A.R.D.) is happy to announce…their 2016 Repeal Day Celebration and Benefit Beer Taste with proceeds benefiting the Shenango River Watchers


WHAT: 10th Annual Repeal Day Celebration and Beer Taste Benefit.
WHEN: Monday, December 5th – The Beer taste pours from 6 to 9 pm with a cash
bar open during and later into the evening.
WHERE: The Corinthian, 47 Vine Street, Sharon, PA 16146
WHY: The event will raise money for the Shenango River Watchers while promoting an appreciation for fine craft beers made available through local beer distributors and microbreweries.
WHO: The B.O.A.R.D. (The Brotherhood Of Appreciating Repeal Day)

The history behind the B.O.A.R.D. …
The B.O.A.R.D. is a loosely affiliated fraternal organization founded by a small group of friends who enjoyed good beer and good times with higher a goal to make Repeal Day an annual celebration with a noble cause.

Repeal Day marks the repeal of the 18th amendment to our constitution, representing the end of a 13 yearlong ban on the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages in the United States. With the help of several local distributors and microbreweries, we have put together Western PA’s greatest Repeal Day celebration since 1933. Participants will enjoy samples of 50 or more craft brews poured by experts that pride themselves on the craft. Participants are also encouraged to dress in 30s era attire as The Vindys will provide the live music and promise to make it a party of true 1933 proportions.

A light dinner as well as a silent auction of beer paraphernalia will provide diversions for all.

The Shenango River Watchers are a non-profit watershed group founded to clean up, preserve and protect the environmental, scenic and recreational attributes of the Shenango River. For more information about the River Watchers visit their website at

Tickets are $50 (Checks payable to “Shenango River Watchers” and are available at the Apollo Maennerchor, Sharon, PA, The Pumphouse, Struthers, OH, and Hickory Distributing and DeTolla’s M&M Beer, both Hermitage, PA.
The event does sell out every year with no sales at the door.

Celebrate With Us!

Join us in celebrating our 15th Anniversary at

Donna’s Diner on Thursday June 2nd from 5-7pm

We will have cake for all of our guests, and Donna’s Diner will have a limited dinner menu available for our guests to order dinner. Donna’s Diner will donate a portion of the proceeds to SRW.

We will be out back overlooking the river and have face painting and other fun activities for the kids, and live music by Steve Vuich! Adults can BYOB, non-alcoholic beverages will be available through the Diner.


Fly Casting Clinic – Rain Date


Hello aspiring, amateur, and advanced fly casters alike! Due to forecasted thunderstorms, we had to reschedule the Fly Casting Clinic with Ted Fauceglia. The rain date is Sunday MAY 15TH.

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 15th at 2:00pm. Not only will Ted give us a brief discussion about equipment, he will demonstrate and teach several popular casting techniques and some difficult casts so you are better prepared for fly fishing on our local streams and river!
Ted became a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting instructor after years of fly fishing and months of hard work, classes and testing and he is ready to share what he learned with Shenango River Watchers! We hope you will join us to learn from this incredible teacher!
We will meet at the grassy area next to the eastern part of Lake Julia (east of the bridge) at 2:00pm. It is not necessary that you have equipment to attend this class, but if you have it, bring it!

Spring Paddle Fest

Join us for our 2016 Spring Paddle Fest!

Enjoy a float down one of Pennsylvania’s Official Water Trails!
After the float, enjoy live music and a cookout with fellow paddlers.
Registration 7:30am – 10am at Pymatuning State Park
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.
Bussing from Riverside Park to Pymatuning will be provided
$15 per person
Lunch provided @ Riverside Park, Greenville
Launch from Pymatuning State Park float to Riverside Park (9 miles, ~3.5 hours Class 1 Water)
Restrooms Available at launch, mid-float (Halfway Rd), and at take out.

Bus Schedule
Riverside Park: 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Paddle Fest T-shirts will be available!
Please Pre-Order by June 3rd


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Earth Day Cleanup April 23rd

2016 earth day cleanup

Our Earth Day Cleanup is just around the corner!
We will meet in the parking lot behind O’Neill Coffee in West Middlesex at 9AM on Saturday April 23rd.

The cleanup site is just past the Dairy Farmers of America building, we will walk up together from the parking lot. The site has a lot of tires that need to be removed from the area. We will have 1 or 2 semi trucks there to load the tires onto. We will NOT be getting on the river this day, but the land we are cleaning up runs along the river, and there is also a decent size wetland area on this property that has some tires in it, so bringing your waders might be helpful. We are concentrating on the large tire piles (that are on dry land) first, and if we can get through them, we will move on towards the wetlands to cleanup that area.
Below are some photos of the tire piles that we will be tackling!

Your support and time is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you all there! Bring a friend!

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Annual Public Meeting

Our annual Public Meeting will be held on February 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Activities Building in Buhl Park (directly across from our office, by the South Forker Entrance).

We will be discussing the accomplishments of 2015, as well as what we hope to accomplish in 2016 as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary! Each committee will have a chance to speak and take questions from members, volunteers, and anyone who is interested. Our Research Committee will be discussing the results of the Fish Survey conducted on the Shenango River – Summer 2015. Volunteer opportunities will be announced, and sign ups will be available. All are welcome!

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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