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    10/21/17 Tewksbury Half-way to Earth Day a Success!

    Seven members and friends of the SRWA participated in Half-way to Earth Day on 10/21. While some worked the banks of the Shawsheen both up and downstream behind the Knights of Columbus on Route 38, others paddled downstream to collect bobbing bottles, plastic cups, cans, grocery shopping bags, mylar balloons, ...

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    Tewksbury’s Halfway to Earth Day Cleanup Event: 10/21, 8:30

    The SRWA is happy to announce our participation in this year's Halfway to Earth Day event in Tewksbury. We plan to clean the Tewksbury stretch of the river in 2 separate locations; the first being Brown St Access, the other being The Knights of Columbus on RT 38. Please ...

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    SWRA Bedford Cleanup: 9/30, 9:30

    The SRWA needs your help to clean and clear the Shawsheen River in Bedford on September 30th. Bedford is home to the headwaters of the river, so maintaining cleanliness is important for the whole watershed. We will have 2 seperate work stations to launch kayaks and canoes from. The first ...

  • SRWA Tewksbury tree removal 8/26/17

    Tree Removal Successfully Opens Shawsheen River in Tewksbury: 8/26/2017

    With Herculean energy, expertise, and 2 hefty chain saws Ken Doran led a group of 10 SRWA volunteers to clear a portion of the Shawsheen River in Tewksbury so it can now be enjoyed by canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Forming a chain gang the crew hauled massive logs from the ...

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    Shawsheen River, Tewksbury, Major Cleanup/Tree Removal: Saturday, August 26 at 9:00

    On August 26th, the SRWA needs your help with a major cleanup and tree removal on the Shawsheen River in Tewksbury. Multiple trees have piled up and created an impassable dam in the river that needs to be removed. We will meet at the new canoe launch called Brown Street ...

SRWA monthly boarding meetings are now scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. The next board meeting is Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 at the Tewksbury Public Library (2nd floor). The public is welcome to attend all board meetings.

World Kindness Day, 11/13

Come share at a get-together of non-profits and community activists at Billerica Access TV on 11/13/2017 from 7:00-9:00! We will preview the video created for World Kindness Day for which members of the SRWA were interviewed about their efforts to Clean the Shawsheen!

Tree Removal Successfully Opens the Shawsheen River in Tewksbury : 8/26/2017

With Herculean energy, expertise, and 2 hefty chain saws Ken Doran led a group of 10 SRWA volunteers to clear a portion of the Shawsheen River in Tewksbury so it can now be enjoyed by canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Forming a chain gang the crew hauled massive logs from the river as Ken attacked the fallen trees. The trees had crashed in an April storm blocking access to navigation.

Teamwork, muscle, creativity, humor marked the day!

Click on Youtube video by Marlies Henderson to see the action.

To see a slide show of the day click on  http://shawsheenriver.net/events/volunteers-led-by-ken-doran-open-the-river-in-tewksbury-8/26/2017

Warning: Read carefully the complete article about the Shawsheen River Dam removal. It presents new dangers for paddlers. For a very complete explanation click on  “Dam Removal” 

     Welcome to the SRWA !

SRWA will have its next board meeting on August 9th at 6:00 at the Tewksbury Public Library. Election of officers will be held. The public is welcome to attend all board meetings.

Go to What’s New? or Events to find more information about all current activities.

 Learn more about the goals and the history of SRWA in a video published on 2/16/17 where past SRWA president Sue Millman and current SRWA board member Sharon Lapham are interviewed. Click on Shawsheen River Show 2016.

A friendly reminder: It’s time to renew your membership. Membership runs from January 1st – December 31st. Please download your membership application form.

SRWA is a non-profit, all volunteer organization with a mission to protect, restore, and enjoy the Shawsheen River and its watershed. We host a wide range of events all year round. You can also visit us on Facebook.

Activities On The Shawsheen River

Paddling: Diverse conditions, stunning scenery, and easy access make The Shawsheen an ideal river for people of all ages and abilities to paddle.

shawsheen padddle 2012  shawsheen paddle 2006

Fishing: The Shawsheen is home to trout, large and smallmouth bass, pickerel, and other species of fish.

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Hiking: There are numerous, diverse hiking trails along the river. Amazing discoveries!

shawsheen beaver activity 2006  shawsheen flora 2006

Nature Watching: Spend some on The Shawsheen and you will see a variety of wildlife.

shawsheen turtle 2010  Shawsheen geese 2006

River Cleanups: We have literally removed thousands of tires from the river since March 2002 when we started counting. We continue to remove pallets, lumber, bottles, and other trash from the river.

SRWA cleanup 2015  shawsheen cleanup Billerica 2006

 

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