Folly and Waste by the Sea
March 29th, 2013 | by Middleton Stream Team
The Water Closet, 3/29/2013
For a month now, TV news here and even across the country have shown photos of houses bowing to the waves at Plum Island. One owner of an expensive summer home blamed governments rather than the ocean for her loss. Many of us weren’t sympathetic especially upon learning she was complaining from her other home in Florida. However, almost sadder to one old Closeteer than building-on-the-edge and then whining are the daily TV reports showing machines razing the (more…)
Two Great River Events Tomorrow!
March 26th, 2013 | by Cynthia
No matter where you live in the Watershed, we have an event for you tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27). If you live up river, head to the Flint Public Library in Middleton at 7pm for viewing and discussion of the film the Work of 1000 about Marion Stoddart, a citizen who took on the challenge of cleaning up one of America’s most polluted rivers, the Nashua River, and won! The film will be followed by a talk on what is happening in our watershed by Pike Messenger.
If you live in the lower watershed, head on over to Zumi’s at 40 Market St in Ipswich at 5:30pm to hear Wayne Castonguay, Ipswich River Watershed Association’s new Executive Director, speak about the exciting new year ahead for our organization. There is lots to be done to help the Ipswich River. Both events will help you learn about what we are doing to protect the river and how you can get involved!
Ducks after ice out on Prichards Pond
March 22nd, 2013 | by Middleton Stream Team
The Water Closet, March 22, 2013
Folks often visit Prichards Pond, a place where runoff via Boston Brook comes down from the distant heights of Boston and Holt hills in North Andover and lingers awhile behind a century-old dam before moving on to the Ipswich River. Last week the water, most recently snow, that had tumbled around 500 feet of rocks just before entering the pond, was clear and cold. Well before it reached those aerating splashes stone to stone, it had meandered slowly through three miles of beaver meadows where it was filtered. (more…)
World Water Day 2013
March 21st, 2013 | by Cynthia
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. World Water Day 2013 is dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water. Water is a shared resource and its management needs to take into account a wide variety of conflicting interests. This year’s World Water Day theme provides opportunities for cooperation among users and applies to watersheds across the globe, including the Ipswich River Watershed. (more…)