Featured

Members use kayaks and canoes for free. You get to help our great local river and you take us one step closer to our long-held goal of 1,000 members – only 52 to go! Please join today. Don’t Delay, Join Today! - “I’ve been meaning to join for ages. I think you guys are great. I just saw your welcome flag on 1A and drove in today.” Does this sound familiar? You’re not alone! Many people say this when they visit our Riverbend Headquarters and we inquire, “May I ask what prompted you to join today?” Don’t procrastinate any longer; join today....
Read More →

Events

Michael and Carolyn paddle_DC

September 20, 2015 2:00 pm Trails and Sails Paddle
October 3, 2015 10:00 am Ipswich River Public Boat Launch Opening
October 4, 2015 3:00 pm Estuary paddle
See All Events →

Volunteer

004Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, learn new skills and help the river.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

River Conditions

LOW FLOW ALERT! Flows are currently at critically low levels.

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!

Learn more about the river's health →