Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Sandy Pond/Jones Brook Cleanup – Billerica, December 9th, 10:00 a.m.

Posted by aef7@cornell.edu on December - 2 - 2017

Sandy Pond, Billerica Please join us for a much needed cleanup of an important tributary to the Shawsheen. The dumping here is significant and needs to be addressed. This cleanup will take place on the banks and on the water, so if you have a kayak or canoe, please feel  [ Read More ]

   Celebrate the Winter Solstice With the Shawsheen River Watershed Association! The Shawsheen River Watershed Association will host the annual outdoor event on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon and unique among days of the year-the time of the  [ Read More ]

Fall paddle 11/4/2017

Posted by Laurie Hartwick on October - 29 - 2017

Possible fall paddle scheduled for 11/4/2017 – check back for place and time! 11/4 paddle is postponed – check back for future dates…

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

Posted by Laurie Hartwick on October - 29 - 2017

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,  [ Read More ]

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

Posted by aef7@cornell.edu on October - 4 - 2017

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 bring  [ Read More ]

SWRA Bedford Cleanup: 9/30, 9:30

Posted by aef7@cornell.edu on September - 14 - 2017

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  [ Read More ]

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

Posted by aef7@cornell.edu on August - 28 - 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  [ Read More ]

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  [ Read More ]

SRWA will have its next board meeting on Wednesday, 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.

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  [ Read More ]