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    Galapagos Islands with Evelyn Retelle at the SRWA Annual Meeting, June 28, 2017, 7:00 pm, Andover Memorial Hall Library.

    The Shawsheen River Watershed Association is holding its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Andover Memorial Library.  After election of next year’s board members we are honored to feature an informative talk by Evelyn Retelle.  Mrs. Retelle has traveled extensively over the world and her ...

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    Summer Solstice Paddle: 6:00,Saturday, June 24, 2017, Shawsheen Pines, Andover

         The members of the SRWA invite the public to join us on Saturday, June 24, 2017 for an evening paddle on the Shawsheen River in recognition of the Summer Solstice. We will meet at 6:00PM at Shawsheen Pines, Lowell Junction Rd., Andover (the Andover conservation land opposite Pfizer Corp.)   Bring your ...

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    Billerica Cleanup Great Success! , 5/6/2017

    The SRWA would like to give a heart felt thanks to the Appalachian Mountain Club Paddlers of NH as well as Al Suasco the "Trash Paddler" for their time and sacrifice to help remove 12 tires and over 10 bags of trash from the Shawsheen River in Billerica during the ...

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    Shawsheen Greenway Celebration: Pomps Pond, Shawsheen River, Paddle, Hike! Sunday, June 11

    SHAWSHEEN GREENWAY SPRING KICK OFF EVENT Shawsheen River is one of the most beloved resources. It is also one of its most under-utilized, and least visited recreational treasures. It is the mission of the Shawsheen Greenway to make it accessible for all to enjoy. Mark your calendars for June 11, 2017 ...

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    Warning: Shawsheen River, Andover Dam Removal

      Dam Removal Completed in Andover What does it mean to the paddling community? By: Ken Doran, April 2017 In March, 2017 the final stages of the dam removals and river restoration on the Shawsheen River in Andover, for the Steven Street and Balmoral dams, has been completed. There has been extensive writing about ...

Warning: Read carefully the complete article about the Shawsheen River Dam removal. It presents new dangers for paddlers. For a very complete explanation go to “What’s New” 

     Welcome to the SRWA !

The Shawsheen River Watershed Association is holding its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Andover Memorial Library.  After election of next year’s board members we are honored to feature an informative talk by Evelyn Retelle.  Mrs. Retelle has traveled extensively over the world and her talk will feature her trip with Road Scholars to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  The program starts at 7:00PM, is free, and the public is invited to attend.  Shawsheen River Watershed Association (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 around.  To learn more about the SRWA please visit our Facebook page.

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.

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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