- 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. Look for our sign at 143 County Rd (Route 1A) in Ipswich. 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.
Members use our boats for free, anytime! Canoes and kayaks are right by the river, ready to be launched from our dock. First come, first served. Reservations are not required to paddle what many people say is the most beautiful and least frequented stretch of the river.
Ipswich River 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!