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 !

SRWA will have its next board meeting on 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.

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.

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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