Shenango Trail Fall Nature Hike

Shenango River Watchers will be hosting a Nature Hike along the Shenango Trail on Sunday November 5th at 1pm.

We will meet at the New Hamburg Canoe Launch, and shuttle a few cars to Big Bend and hike back to New Hamburg. Please dress for the weather, it will be wet!

More info:

Introduction to Trail Maintenance

If you are interested in volunteering for trail maintenance on the Shenango Hiking Trail, please join us on Wednesday November 8th at 6pm in the Activities Building in Buhl Park.

Tori Jofery, an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner and Caretaker, will give a presentation and teach volunteers basic trail maintenance and Leave No Trace principles.

More info:

Paddle Fest Registration

If you would like to use the ‘Express Lane’ at Paddle Fest, please print out and fill out the form below and bring it with you to the registration table on Saturday.

Thank You!

Paddle Fest Waiver

Eat Wings Raise Funds!

Grab lunch or dinner between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM at the Hermitage Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday June 3rd and help raise money for the Shenango River Watchers!

Just show them or mention the flyer and BWW will donate 10% of your total bill to Shenango River Watchers!

Eat Wings. Raise Funds!

Spring Paddle Fest 2017

Spring Paddle Fest is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on this day of fun on the river! After the float grab lunch with your fellow paddlers and enjoy live music and a view of the river!

T-shirts will be available at Riverside Park for $15! We will also have a 50/50 raffle!

All proceeds from this event help pay for the maintenance of the Upper Shenango River Water Trail.

Fly Casting Clinic

Hello aspiring, amateur, and advanced fly casters alike!
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 7th 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!

2017 Calendar of Events

Our calendar of events for 2017 is listed above. As we approach these dates, more information for each event will be added to our website!


Family Cleanup – April 1st | 9AM – 1PM | Clark Boat and Recreation Area

Join us for our Family Cleanup Day on April 1st 9am – 1pm at the Clark Boat and Recreation Area!

Spend the day with your family while protecting our environment! Lunch will be provided at the Tara. Come with your family, club, scout troop, organization, a group of friends, or come solo! All are welcome!

Please RSVP by March 29th! This helps ensure that we have enough food for our volunteers!


Earth Day Cleanup – April 22nd | 9AM – 1PM | Budd Street Canoe Launch

Join us for our annual Earth Day Cleanup! This year we will be meeting at the Budd Street Canoe Launch in Downtown Sharon. The entrance to the canoe launch is at the intersection of Budd St and the Shenango Valley Freeway. We will be sending groups to 3 other locations to remove trash from those areas as well.
Please dress for the weather! If you have any questions, please contact our office (724)342-5453.