Shawsheen River Watershed Association


Recreation Map

Shawsheen River
Check out our brochure and recreation map here here.

Check Water Levels

You can check water levels on the river here. (You will be taken to a page outside of this site.)


Beavers are active on the Shawsheen. The quiet paddler or hiker can spot them easily, especially in the early morning and early evening.

At times these productive occupants of the Shawsheen can become a problem for landowners. The SRWA normally works with Beaver Solutions, LLC ( The SRWA will usually pay for the initial problem assessment.

Dam Removal and River Restoration

There is an active initiative underway to remove the dams on the Shawsheen. This will help to restore the river to a more natural state and should provide a variety of ecological benefits to the river. Find our more by clicking here to go to The Center for Ecosystem Restoration website. You will find a considerable amount of data on the project and its potential benefits.

Invasive Species Management

The SRWA does a tremendous amount of work to control invasive species along the Shawsheen River and within the Shawsheen River watershed. Click here learn more.
High Water Below Ballardvale Dam
High Water Below Ballardvale Dam by F. Greenwood
by F. Greenwood
Shawsheen River Watershed Association (SRWA)
Keeping the Shawsheen Clean