Making a List?

     Making a list? Checking it twice? Please get out your check book or credit card and make a donation to our Annual Appeal today. You can take us one step closer to our goal of raising $125,000; make a donation (tax-deductible, of course) today. Mail your check (payable to IRWA) to PO Box 576 Ipswich 01938 or donate now online. Thank you! Together we make the voice of the river stronger.

     The river’s 20-year water withdrawal permits are up for renewal and the permit terms will be renegotiated. As Executive Director Wayne Castonguay says, “We need your help to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to keep the river from going dry ever again. Together, we can do this!”

     And if you’ve already given, thank you for your terrific support.

     So far, we have received $65,955 from 225 households towards our $125,000 goal. We heard from Jeanne from Salem who is 93 years of age and loved kayaking at Riverbend last summer. We heard from Connie and Dick from South Hamilton who urged us to keep up the good work.  We heard from Emily, our 2010 summer intern, who now teaches kids at the Museum of Science. Thank you, one and all.

Kim kayaks and photo of kayak in river gone dry. Make a donation so the river never goes dry again.

     The Fall Annual Appeal is our biggest and single most important fund-drive of the year.  Together, we will create more success stories such as the one shown here in Reading where Kim Honetschlager kayaks a section of the watershed that once went dry every year, as the Got water? image shows.  

     Thank you for your kind and generous support.

If you are interested in making a matching gift, remembering the Ipswich River in your will, making a gift of securities, or making a gift in tribute to a loved one, please contact Development Director Trish Aldrich, 978-412-8200 or Make a donation: more info

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