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!

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.