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    Learn about Eastern Coyotes: April 18, 2017, Presentation by Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Way

    Learn more about coyotes with a presentation by Dr Jonathon Way from Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research. The event is sponsored by the Shawsheen River Watershed organization and will be held at the Billerica Library  at 7:15 PM on Tuesday April 18.  Dr Jonathon Way has over twenty years experience researching eastern coyotes ...

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    POSTPONED ! Due to dangerous trail conditions caused by the 3/14 storm, the SRWA Jones Forest hike has been postponed. For further information watch our page on Facebook and www.shawsheenriver.net.

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    Board Meeting: January 11th, 6pm at the Tewksbury Library

    Happy New Year! All board meetings are open to the public. Make your New Year's resolution to get involved with SRWA and enjoy the Shawsheen River with new friends.

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    2016 Winter Soltice Event, Inspirational, Fun!

    The 2016 Winter Solstice Event drew people from the shores of the Shawsheen River including Andover, Tewksbury, Billerica, and Bedford. The weather cooperated covering the ground earlier by just enough snow to complete the atmosphere. A hot fire and plenty of food kept the participants warm while Bob Rauseo, past SRWA ...

     Welcome to the SRWA !

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

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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