SHENANGO RIVER WATCHERS
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, AND GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $7,710
Shenango River Watchers is a 501(c)(3)non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed. Working together, our members, volunteers and donors have made SRW an award-winning organization. Our projects include environmental education, water quality and aquatic life research, cleanups and recycling as well as creating recreational opportunities.
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Our educational programs and informational presentations bring together donors, volunteers, civic organizations and businesses to engage, encourage and excite our residents of all ages about the importance of our environment and our watershed. Since its inception in 2011 nearly 1,800 area 5th grade students have participated in our Outdoor Environmental Education Day of outdoor, hands-on-education. Volunteers from many areas of our watershed and from many professions, provide a fun and informative day. Our young students learn about watersheds, stream conservation, fishing, orienteering, food webs and much more. In addition to our educational programs, we conduct and promote educational aquatic life and water quality research to study watershed health. Nearly 127,000 people receive their drinking water from the Shenango River. In order to help protect that drinking water we host litter cleanups and have removed 1.5 million pounds of illegally dumped trash from the watershed. All while promoting the recreational use of our river through paddle events on the Upper Shenango River Water Trail which is 23 miles of river we maintain and educational hikes on the Shenango Hiking Trail which our volunteers and organization are working hard on improving and maintaining.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Due to COVID-19, many of our programs have been cancelled this year. This includes fundraisers that help us pay for dumpsters, gloves, and trash bags for litter cleanups, tree removal and maintenance on the Upper Shenango River Water Trail and its canoe launches, and maintenance of the Shenango Hiking Trail. With your help and financial contribution, we can continue these programs and provide access to the outdoors for everyone when they need it most.