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Wayne Castonguay (2nd from right) signs a $371,000 contract at the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Office in Montpelier, Vermont on March 4 on behalf of several organizations within the Parker-Ipswich Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership which we convene. From left to right: Liz Soper (Director of EcoSchools), Chris Hilke (Senior Manager, Climate Adaptation), Wayne, Robyn Cook-Hubner (Northeast Regional Center Operations Manager). Largest grant contract in Ipswich River’s history signed this week! - Executive Director Wayne Castonguay signs a $371,000 contract at the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Office in Montpelier, Vermont on March 4, 2015. The contract is part of the $2.9 million dollar grant received by the National Wildlife Federation from the Hurricane Sandy Competitive Grants Program on behalf of several organizations within the Parker-Ipswich Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership (pie-rivers.org) which...
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Events

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April 22, 2015 8:30 am Earth Day Garden for the River
April 26, 2015 6:30 am Bird Walk in Reading
May 3, 2015 7:00 am Birds Before Breakfast
May 10, 2015 6:30 am Mother's Day Bird Walk
May 17, 2015 6:30 am Bare Meadow Bird Walk
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Volunteer

SONY DSCVolunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

Native_Plant_Garden_2011_with_sign_lilies_DKRiverbend, 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.

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River Conditions

River Flow Levels at the Ipswich USGS Gage

USGS Water-data graph for site 01102000How is the River doing today? Check Paddling Conditions.

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!

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