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

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/496379554073600

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989579091318663

Halfway Road Access Closure

ATTENTION PADDLERS: Greene Township has asked EVERYONE to stop using the Halfway Road Access until further notice! There have been issues with cars parked on the side of the road and traffic. Please do not drop off, get picked, or park at this location until further notice. Thank you all for being patient as we work with Greene Township to find a SAFE solution that works for all parties involved. We hope you continue to enjoy the river during this time! All other launches are accessible (Kidds Mill must be accessed from the east side of the bridge due to construction) and open to the public. Please share to help spread the word! Thank you!

July 22nd Budd Street Canoe Launch

Join us for a maintenance cleanup at the Budd Street Canoe Launch in Downtown Sharon on Saturday July 22nd 9am – 12pm.
Please bring shovels, rakes, trimmers, and clippers. We will be pulling out Japanese Knot Weed that has taken over a large portion and fixing up the launch so it can continue to be enjoyed by all.

Please park in the empty lot adjacent to Bicentennial Park.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the office (724)342-5453.


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday morning for the maintenance cleanup at the Budd Street Canoe Launch! Despite the forecast we were able to get in a couple hours of work and these volunteers even continued to work through the rain! What a wonderful group! We are so grateful to have such dedicated volunteers! THANK YOU!


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

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.