This watershed map of the proposed pipeline (in purple) includes the new extension to Danvers. New Gas Pipeline to Cross River - As many of you know, a portion of the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline is proposed to come through the Ipswich River Watershed. Despite the recent announcement that parts of the originally proposed route through central Massachusetts may now be moved to southern New Hampshire, the proposed 24” “Lynnfield Lateral” from Dracut to Lynnfield and Danvers remains a key feature...
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March 7, 2015 10:00 am RiverWatch Training - Ipswich
March 10, 2015 7:00 pm Fish Count Training
March 14, 2015 10:00 am RiverWatch Training - Reading
March 21, 2015 10:00 am RiverWatch Training - Middleton
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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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