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World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day

For our 40th anniversary Senator Bruce Tarr, on behalf of the state senate, presented us with a commendation for our years of service protecting the Ipswich River and its surrounding watershed. We’ve been the Voice of the River, representing its interests and advocating for changes that better protect it. The research done by our organization, through partnerships and with the…
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Celebrating 40 Years on the River

Celebrating 40 Years on the River

It was gratifying that, after months of preparation for the day, Sunday, September 10th came to us sunny and warm. Green cool shade, sparkling sunlight and soft breezes showcased North Reading’s Ipswich River Park to perfection. As volunteers arrived and began setting up the displays, food, raffle prizes and activities, all looked forward to a beautiful day along the Ipswich…
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Our 40th Birthday Party is Coming!

Our 40th Birthday Party is Coming!

Ipswich River Watershed Association is turning 40 and we’re having a birthday party to celebrate. This free admission event will be filled with fun: a tug-of-war, an obstacle-course tag game and a relay race. There will be paddleboard, kayak and yoga demos. The event kicks off at 12 noon: participants in the canoe parade will paddle their boats from the landing…
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Paddle-a-thon a Success!

Paddle-a-thon a Success!

Volunteers and event attendees were slowly leaving the Fairgrounds. The tables were being broken down, boxes packed, and boats reloaded. The Seacoast tent and the event banner were the only remaining monuments of the Paddle-a-thon. Still, the success and overall fun of the day was evident in the smiles of those leaving. After months of work, time, and effort by…
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How to Paddle-a-thon 2017

How to Paddle-a-thon 2017

Want to canoe or kayak on the river? Would you like to help support the health and longevity of the river while you do? Join the Ipswich River Watershed Association for our second annual Paddle-a-thon. What does it mean to participate in Paddle-a-thon? Step one is to REGISTER! Let us know you’ll be participating in this awesome fundraiser for the…
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Raise Your Paddles!

Raise Your Paddles!

The Paddle-a-thon is back and you’re invited! Join a community of enthusiastic river paddlers at Ipswich River Watershed Association's second Paddle-a-thon, Saturday, June 17 at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Register to paddle today! Join us for a morning Social Paddle of 8 miles (roundtrip) or paddle on your own from a different location. Enjoy lunch from Baja Taco Truck and beverages generously…
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A Big Year Ahead!

A Big Year Ahead!

To help commemorate our 40th anniversary, we have big plans for the river in 2017. Guided by our new Strategic Plan and galvanized by the tragic consequences of the 2016 drought and renewed development pressure, we hope to make significant progress on the major issues facing the river. Chief among these issues is water withdrawals. Although we have made steady…
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Summer Positions Now Available!

Summer Positions Now Available!

The Ipswich River Watershed Association is offering two great opportunities this summer to conduct environmental education outings for youth on the Ipswich River. We are seeking a Seasonal Environmental Education Apprentice to plan and present river-focused educational programs to school and community youth groups. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to organize youth groups on canoe outings and present…
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Stand Up for the Ipswich River as it Should Be!

Stand Up for the Ipswich River as it Should Be!

Please include the Ipswich River in your year-end giving. Join Diane, shown here standing in the DRY riverbed at Winthrop St in Hamilton, and stand up for the Ipswich River as it Should Be! Give what you can, support what you love and choose the river as it should be (see bottom photo)! Go to www.ipswichriver.org/donate/ to make your tax-deductible gift now or…
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