Partnerships

IRWA leads a partnership to restore the Ipswich, Parker and Essex Rivers and the Great Marsh. We accomplish more by working together.

IRWA leads a partnership to restore the Ipswich, Parker and Essex Rivers and the Great Marsh.

In our work to protect the Ipswich River and its encompassing watershed we know we can accomplish more by working together with partners. Our three main partnership initiatives are:

Parker- Ipswich-Essex Rivers Partnership
The Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership (PIE-Rivers) is a regional network of organizations, governmental agencies and individuals all working to promote healthy rivers and ecosystems in the coastal rivers of northeastern Massachusetts.

Greenscapes North Shore
We work as part of a regional coalition with Eight Towns and the Great Marsh and Salem Sound Coastwatch to educate municipalities, residents and landscapers on how to care for their yards and gardens using less water and chemicals.

Fran Masse (left) and Pike Messenger have worked together for many years, protecting the river and bringing many others along to enjoy it with them. Photo: J. Schneider

Fran Masse (left) and Pike
Messenger have worked together
for many years, protecting the river
and bringing many others along to
enjoy it with them. Photo: J. Schneider

Stream Teams
In conjunction with the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration’s Adopt-A-Stream Program, we sponsor several “Stream Teams” comprised of citizen volunteers who advocate for their local segment of the Ipswich River watershed.

We also work closely with a number of local, regional and governmental partners to protect the land, water and wildlife of the Ipswich River Watershed.

Conservation Organizations

Government Partners

Research