• Billerica Drought


    The drought has caused the water to recede so much that a natural dam has formed in Billerica according to SRWA board member and Facebook editor, Justin Damon. See more on our Facebook page.    

  • shawsheen river

    Kayak Jack enjoys a paddle on the Shawsheen River

    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 ...

  • Billerica Cleanup 5/14/16

    State of the Waters Conference

    On May 20, SRWA participated in the 1st State of the Waters Conference which brought together representatives of federal , Massachusetts and New Hampshire state agencies, as well as regional organizations such as Nashua River Watershed Association, OARS, Merrimack River Watershed Council, several New Hampshire groups and others. Presentations were ...

     Welcome to the SRWA !

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