A major focus of our Restoration Program is to restore physical habitat conditions to support populations of native fish and wildlife that rely on the Ipswich River.
One of the best and most cost effective opportunities to significantly improve conditions for a number of species is to reconnect fragmented aquatic habitats by removing migration barriers. That is, dismantling obsolete dams and replacing culverts that are either too small or poorly installed. We currently focus our energy on projects that include this type of habitat connectivity improvement, though we are supportive of other restoration approaches as well on a site-by-site basis.
Below is a map of active and completed habitat restoration projects in the Ipswich River Watershed. Find out more about individual projects by clicking on individual icons on the map or following the links in the box above. Click on the link below the map to launch a full screen map viewer with enhanced capabilities. Visit the IRWA Map Gallery to explore our collection of interactive maps highlighting important watershed characteristics as well as our restoration and monitoring activities.
Looking for a project that is not listed?
If you are involved in (or know of) a project that you think should be listed, please contact Brian Kelder (Restoration Program Manager) to discuss including it on this site.
*While the Ipswich River Watershed Association is proud to have been involved in a variety of capacities in many of the projects listed, inclusion on this list does infer IRWA’s direct involvement in the project. We have made every effort to give proper credit to all of the partners involved in each project on the individual project pages.