Shawsheen River Watershed Association


The SRWA hosts a variety of events, including family paddles, instructional sessions, educational events, and river cleanups. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact us here. We'll let you know what is coming up and, if you wish, add you to our mailing list to learn more about upcoming events.

Burt Batcheller Demonstrates Maneuvers
Burt Batcheller Demonstrates Maneuvers by F Greenwood
Paddling Instruction at Pomps Pond
Paddling Instruction at Pomps Pond by F Greenwood

Public Paddles

One of our primary goals is to get as many people as possible out on the Shawsheen River. We organize trips for church groups, scout groups, businesses, local organizations, and the general public. We have a canoe trailer, about 10 canoes, several kayaks, paddles, and flotation vests. By combining SRWA gear, our members own equipment, and gear a group may have itself, we can accommodate up to thirty people. We can accommodate all ages and levels of expertise. Well-behaved children with their parents are welcome. We have official trips open to the general public from April through October, usually on the first Saturday of the month.

Educational Forums

We host informational events on a wide variety on topics; including: • Turtles of New England • Eyes On Owls • Invasive plants identification and mitigation • Co-existing with beavers • Coyotes • Open Space protection • Bay Circuit Trail • Raptors • Pictorial tours of the Shawsheen River

Most meetings and events are open to the general public. There is never an admission charge. The SRWA hosts special events for school groups, Scout groups, companies, and other organizations. Please contact us to learn more.
Upcoming Events
There are no events listed on our site right now, but please check your email or contact us for upcoming events that may be of interest to you.
Shawsheen River Watershed Association (SRWA)
Keeping the Shawsheen Clean