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Riverbend, home of Ipswich River Watershed Association. May the magic of the season be yours. Photo: J. Schneider Give to the River’s Bright Future - Support a Healthy River We’re planning a big year in 2015. With your help, we’ll: Open a new boat access road and parking area in time for the 2015 boating season at Riverbend; Take a historic step forward in freeing our rivers by conducting final engineering and permitting to remove the South Middleton Dam as soon as 2016, opening up...
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IMG_6391New Years Day Dune Walk

Thursday, January 1: Email for details – cingelfinger@ipswichriver.org
TTOR Crane Beach Parking Lot, Ipswich
Limited to 25 people

January 1, 2015 12:00 pm New Years Day Dune Walk


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SONY DSCVolunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

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Visit Riverbend

Native_Plant_Garden_2011_with_sign_lilies_DKRiverbend, 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

River Flow Levels at the Ipswich 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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