• Billerica Cleanup 5/14/16

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

                                          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 ...

  • dam removal 12/16 Andover Townsman

    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 ...

  • Billerica Cleanup 5/14/16

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

    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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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.

Fishing 2011    TRO_SEQ1718 copy_edited-6

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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