The seasonal education and outreach apprentice is an exciting opportunity to lead outdoor education canoe trips for youth groups. Seasonal Education and Outreach Apprentice Position Now Available - The Ipswich River Watershed Association is offering a great opportunity to conduct environmental education outings for youth on the Ipswich River. This position is part of our environmental apprenticeship program to train the next generation of leaders in the environmental field. Our goal is to establish a transformational outdoor education program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead...
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Judy's girls by river_JSIt may be a little cold for a paddle but you can still enjoy time outside along the Ipswich River this winter. Visit some of our favorite river-side hiking trails at Bradley Palmer State Park, Reading Town Forest, Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Greenbelt’s Julia Bird Reservation and our Riverbend headquarters in Ipswich. Explore your watershed with friends and family this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at many river events in 2016! Photo: J. Schneider

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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

Welcome_flag_Nov_2015 009Riverbend, 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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