Attorney General Maura Healey announced this week that a study commissioned by her office has determined that the region is unlikely to face electric reliability issues in the next 15 years and additional energy needs can be met more cheaply and cleanly through energy efficiency and demand response. Verdict is out: New Gas Pipeline Not Needed - The long awaited study on the need for new gas pipelines was just released by the Mass Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General is charged with being the state’s advocate for ratepayers. The study was designed to determine whether the region is facing electric reliability challenges through 2030 and to identify the most cost-effective and clean solutions for addressing any...
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004Volunteering 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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