Event Calendar

Controlling Stormwater: Why it Matters

When: Tuesday, April 25th 7 PM
Where: Memorial Hall Library, Andover



Ipswich River Watershed Association will be presenting “Controlling Stormwater: Why It Matters” at the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 7pm. Part of the Greenscapes North Shore program, the presentation will review how and why stormwater is polluted, its direct impacts to our water resources, and what can be done locally to treat and eliminate stormwater including landscaping and gardening techniques, rainwater harvesting, and low impact development. The presentation will also include a brief explanation of how stormwater is regulated.

Annual Meeting! 2017

When: Thursday, April 27th 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Where: Essex Technical Highschool Danvers, MA




Join Us for Ipswich River’s Annual Meeting, an evening to celebrate the work we do together. There will be an optional tour of science classrooms and aquaculture facility at 5:45. At 6:30 enjoy a light dinner provided by the culinary students and take in the student posters. 7:15 SHARP: 40th Anniversary Remarks by Wayne Castonguay, Brief Business Meeting, and Guest Speaker. Please RSVP!


Garden Day at Riverbend

When: Friday, April 28th 8:30 Am – 10:30 AM
Where: Riverbend HQ 143 County Rd, Ipswich



April is finally here and it’s time to pull on our gloves and tend to our native plant gardens. Nothing like an on-again-off-again winter, followed by a deluge, to get you excited for being out in nature! Come join us at Riverbend: weed, rake, & tend native plant gardens. We start at 8:30 and wrap up by 10:30, but you are welcome to come early/leave early as your schedule allows. Please bring your favorite gardening tools and wear light colored clothing. Work outside with a genial group to show how to have great landscaping without chemicals or watering. Volunteers needed!

Ipswich Ale Brewery Cask and Clam Fest

When: May 8 – 12
Where: Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, Ipswich



Ipswich Cask & Clam Week, May 8th-13th, 2017, is a week-long series of events celebrating Ipswich’s clamming & brewing culture, culminating in the “Cask & Clam Festival” on Ipswich’s Riverwalk, featuring live music, beer and food trucks, and activities for all ages. Events are happening all week at the Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table! Our Executive Director, Wayne Castonguay, will be speaking on Environmental Night, Tuesday the 9th. He will also be part of the panel of judges at the “Tasting Pavilion on Saturday the 13th. 50% of the proceeds go to Ipswich River Watershed Association!


Paddle-a-thon 2017

When: Saturday, June 17th
Where: Topsfield Fairgrounds




The Paddle-a-thon is back and you’re invited! Join a community of enthusiastic paddlers at Ipswich River Watershed Association’s Paddle-a-thon. Join the morning social paddle, participate in the kayak races, or go your own way. Then join us for lunch and beverages provided by Ipswich Ale and Baja Taco Wagon. Learn More



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