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Old 08-30-2011, 04:58 PM
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Default Reopening upper Shenango River

Our organization, the Shenango River Watchers, has just completed the removal of enough blockages on the upper Shenango (Mercer Co. PA) to make it a pleasant and unobstructed flat water float. This work was done by a professional from Meadville Land Services, Inc. and a team of four Amish driven draft horses, and several big chainsaws!

To celebrate this accomplishment, we are having "PaddleFest 2011" on October 1, 2011. The float will be from below the dam in Pymatuning State Park (PA), near Jamestown, PA, to Greenville's Riverside Park. About 8 miles, a 3.5 hour paddle. We are providing a free shuttle from Riverside Park back to the put-in from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We are also providing a free hot dog lunch from about 1:00 to 2:30 or so.

All are welcome, no cost, no registration. All flat water (the Park will guarantee enough water in the river for a viable float), mostly forested shores. Flush toilets at both ends of the float.

For more info, call me, Hugh Clark, at 724 927 9483; or email at "greengrass@windstream.net".
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:25 AM
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Fantastic accomplishment. I have wanted to paddle that stretch but never started any farther up than Porter Road. I hope you have a good turn out.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 AM
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I may have responded elsewhere on the site, but if not...we had over 160 canoes/kayaks on the float! Couldn't have been more pleased. The Pymy Park management opened the dam gates for a few hours, ensuring a good flow. Food at the end was good. Only downer was our music bailed out due to rain on their guitars.
Sept 30 we hope to do it a again on the lower reach, starting in Greenville and ending at Big Bend, just above Lake Shenango. It's 13 miles of water. We have a grant in place to clear the LWD, but need a final clearance from a Fish/Boat Commission biologist dealing with an obscure species of Endangered mussel. When we finally finish the blockage removal, we'll have 21 miles of water from Pymatuning State Park to Big Bend for paddling!
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:16 PM
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The stretch from Riverside park to Big bend is a great day paddle, we have done it many times. The bridge at Kiddsmill is a nice place to stop for lunch. You guys are doing a great job, "Thanks" from NEOH.
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very nice post...
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