Event Calendar

Thank you to our
40th Anniversary Events Sponsor!

For questions about any of our events contact us at irwainfo@ipswichriver.org or call 978.412.8200


Ipswich Environmental Symposium

When: October 21st, 4 PM
Where: Ascension Memorial Church, Ipswich



Join us for the Ipswich Environmental Symposium. Speakers from the Ipswich River Watershed Association, Boston University, the Trustees, Northeastern University, Woods Hole Group and the Marine Biological Labratory will discuss threats to the watershed, the salt marshes, the clamming industry and our shores.

Images on the Water: Photography Show at Riverbend

When: Opening on the afternoon of November 5th closing on November 9th
Where:Riverbend HQ, Ipswich


Visit our Riverbend headquarters to see a images of the Ipswich River Watershed, presented by local photographers. As described by photographer Mark Gooby, “the Ipswich River meanders through several North Shore towns where it nurtures both man and nature.  In its course, the river flows through estuaries, salt marshes and forested land bringing with it life nutrients and visual harmonies.” Come to the show’s special opening on Saturday, November 5th or visit during our office hours from the 6th to the 9th.

Great marsh Symposium

When: Thursday, November 9th 8:30am to 3:15pm
Where:The Essex Room, Woodman’s of Essex, MA


Join the Great Marsh Coalition and our Climate Resiliency Planning Municipal Task Force members for the 5th Annual Great Marsh Symposium on Thursday, November 9th, in Essex, MA. This year’s workshop, entitled: “Increasing the Resiliency of the Great Marsh: Putting the Plan into Action!”, includes the public unveiling of the Great Marsh Coastal Adaptation and Resiliency Plan which our coastal communities have been working on for the past two years. A keynote address will be given by Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change for the Commonwealth of MA, and panel discussions will focus on how to move from planning to implementation. Space is limited so register today! The Symposium runs from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm and includes coffee and a lunch of Great Marsh Portuguese Green Crab Brodo Seafood Stew and other treats. $15 before October 20th. Click here to view the agenda and to register.

PIE-Rivers Annual Meeting

When: Tuesday, December 5th 8:30am to 12pm
Where: Newbury Library, Byfield


Save the date for the 3rd annual PIE-Rivers Partners Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th 8:30 am to 12 pm! Held at the Newbury Library in Byfield, the meeting is open to members of the public, municipal staff and volunteers, and partner organizations working in the Parker, Ipswich, and Essex Rivers watersheds of the North Shore region, this annual gathering is a time to celebrate the work of the past year and look together towards the future.
To register, RSVP to rsvp@ipswichriver.org by Friday, December 1st.
Click here for more information.


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