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Wilmington’s Youth Speaks for the River - One of our Greenscapes North Shore Coalition partners, Salem Sound Coastwatch, offers a week-long summer institute for teachers to learn, through field work and hands on science, about watershed ecology. Teachers take the course for graduate credit and continue working in the fall to implement their curriculum. They are charged with applying their learning to their standards in project-based learning....
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Volunteer

RyanO'Donnell_FishCounter_RobBarossi2016 (2)Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

004Riverbend, the home of Ipswich River Watershed Association, is a great place to visit. Look for our sign at 143 County Rd (Route 1A) in Ipswich. Gardens, trails, dock and property are open from sunrise to sunset for paddling, walking, birding and gaining the peace of mind that comes from a beautiful stretch of water.

Members use our boats for free, anytime! Canoes and kayaks are right by the river, ready to be launched from our dock. First come, first served. Reservations are not required to paddle what many people say is the most beautiful and least frequented stretch of the river.

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River Conditions

Ipswich River USGS Gage

USGS Water-data graph for site 01102000How is the River doing today? Check Paddling Conditions.

In order to keep the river healthy and help you enjoy it, our staff and volunteers monitor a range of “indicators” that can help us spot problems with water quality and understand how the river is affected by low flows and land and water-use practices.

See the latest on river conditions and learn how to be part of the effort!

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