Fall Paddle Fest

 

FALL 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.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Drop your gear at the launch below the dam in Pymatuning State Park, and 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 half hour from 8-11:30AM.

How much does it cost? $15 per person

What does that get me? A beautiful day on the river, shuttle, AND lunch! All proceeds from this event help pay for Water Trail maintenance. Lunch provided @ Riverside Park, Greenville.

WHERE DO I PUT IN AND GET OUT? 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.
Registration 7:30 am – 11:00 am at Pymatuning State Park
$15 per person

You must register BEFORE you ride the bus back up to Pymatuning.

Shenango River Watchers is a non-profit organization, we do not have kayaks or canoes to rent. Sorry!

There is no pre-registration. You can print and fill out the registration form at home and bring it with you on the day of to make the registration process quicker and easier.

Paddle Fest Registration Form

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office!

2018 Del Williams Memorial Environmental Scholarship

The 2018 Del Williams Memorial Environmental Scholarship is now open!

Attention Teachers, Counselors, Parents, and Students:

Shenango River Watchers, Inc. will award one $1,000.00 scholarship to a high school senior entering a four-year college who has shown an interest in the preservation of the environment by volunteering his or her time in recycling efforts, neighborhood cleanups, or any other environmental cause. The scholarship will be awarded as a $1,000.00 check to the winner. Interested students must attend a high school within the Shenango River Watershed area, complete the attached application, and write an essay of 500 words or less on how his or her efforts have helped the environment in the community. Each applicant must prove that he or she is dedicated to improving and preserving the environment, BUT DOES NOT need to major in an environmental field. Please feel free to make as many copies of the application as you need for interested students at your school. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Application information can be found here.

Students should send their completed application with all required attachments to the following address by March 16, 2018:

Shenango River Watchers
Environmental Scholarship Panel
730 Forker Blvd
Hermitage, PA 16148

 

Scholarship Application 2018

Happy National Rivers Month!

For the month of June we will be celebrating the Shenango River and its importance in our community. The Shenango River supplies over 100,000 people with drinking water as well as recreational opportunities.

Shenango River Watchers plays an integral role in protecting and preserving the Shenango River. Help support us in that mission we are hoping to raise $10,000 during the month of June in honor of National Rivers Month. Help us reach that goal by donating today! Contributors will become a member of this award winning organization and will be recognized on social media.

Earth Day Cleanup

Earth Day Cleanup – April 22nd | 9am-1pm | Budd Street Canoe Launch, Sharon
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.

Spring Paddle Fest – June 25th

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!

2016 spring pf

Scholarship Deadline Extension

Attention: We are extending the deadline on the Del Williams Memorial Environmental Scholarship to MONDAY MARCH 21, 2016.

This scholarship is open to any high school senior who is a member of or has volunteered with the Shenango River Watchers and/or resides in the Shenango River Watershed, who is entering a four-year college and has shown an interest in preservation of the environment by volunteering his or her time in a community within the Shenango River Watershed of Pa/OH.

Application and more guidelines can be found here.