- RiverWatch volunteers collect water quality data monthly.
- Herring counters conduct fish counts each spring at the Ipswich Mills Dam fish ladder.
- Garden volunteers help tend our demonstration rain and native plant gardens.
- Photographers to build our Ipswich River photo library.
Riverbend, the home of Ipswich River Watershed Association, is a great place to visit. The gardens, trails, dock and property are open from sunrise to sunset for paddling, walking, birding and gaining the peace of mind that comes from a beautiful stretch of water.
We recently acquired an additional 4 acres of land along the banks of the river increasing the size of Riverbend to 23 acres! Check out our new trails and explore the remnants of what was once one of the most renowned formal gardens in Massachusetts!
Members use our boats for free anytime!
River Flow Levels at the South Middleton USGS Gage
In order to keep the river healthy and help you enjoy it, our staff and volunteers monitor a range of “indicators” that can help us spot problems with water quality and understand how the river is affected by low flows and land and water-use practices.
See the latest on river conditions and learn how to be part of the effort!