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Billerica’s Cleanup Greenup Day : Saturday, May 6, 10 AM

Posted by on April - 21 - 2017

                                      The Town of Billerica will host it’s annual Cleanup Greenup Day on May 6th.  Residents (and others from different towns) are encouraged to cleanup the areas in town that they believe need it most. The SRWA will be proudly participating once again to help clean the Billerica stretch of  [ Read More ]

Tewksbury Earth Day Events: Saturday, April 22, 8:00am

Posted by on April - 19 - 2017

The Town of Tewksbury will celebrate Earth Day by hosting a range of events including a cleanup of Long Pond’s rain gardens, creating a river walk near the Shawsheen at Foster’s Park, and even creating a new boat launch on the river with a cleanup of the site and native  [ Read More ]

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  [ Read More ]


Posted by on March - 16 - 2017

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

2016 Winter Soltice Event, Inspirational, Fun!

Posted by on December - 23 - 2016

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  [ Read More ]

Winter Solstice Celebration: Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 pm

Posted by on November - 20 - 2016

Enjoy Nature and Celebrate the Winter Solstice with the SRWA ! SRWA will host the annual outdoor event on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Serio’s Grove Reservation, at 53 Lowell Junction Road, Andover. The Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon and unique among days of  [ Read More ]

Kayak Jack enjoys a paddle on the Shawsheen River

Posted by on September - 13 - 2016

Jack Brady, former SWRA president, visited Andover in August enjoying a paddle on the river with another former president, Bob Rauseo. Both men were founders of  SRWA. They were joined by board members Bob Marsh and Alice Friedenson. Though the water was down, the group enjoyed canoeing and kayak on  [ Read More ]

Shawsheen River Cleanup: Saturday, May 14 in Billerica

Posted by on May - 23 - 2016

SRWA recently held a successful river cleanup. Volunteers worked both on land and from kayaks . Items recovered from the river include tires, bottles, cans, plastic bags, bottles, bubble wrap, a recycling bin, lots of styrofoam, a pillow, and even a chain saw. There were areas with tires and metal that we could not  [ Read More ]

Annual Meeting: June 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Andover Public Library

Posted by on May - 1 - 2016

Please join us for the SRWA Annual Meeting. Our guest speaker, Matt Burne, is the Conservation Director with the Walden Woods Project, a non-profit organization based in Lincoln, MA. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working as an ecologist and environmental reviewer for the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered  [ Read More ]

River Cleanup: Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 in Billerica

Posted by on March - 26 - 2016

The SRWA will participate in Billerica’s volunteer based cleanup day on May 14th. We will be hosting a paddle along the Billerica stretch starting at Pinehurst Park, and ending at a path off Buckingham Dr. We will meet at 10:00 AM. We will also be frequently stopping to remove trash  [ Read More ]