IPSWICH RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION INC
March 9, 2011
I have lived on the Ipswich River for 37 years and seen what it means to the communities on its banks. Not only is it the water supply and a recreational resource, but a way for us to connect to our communities’ past and their economic legacy. In recent years, the river became highly stressed, even running dry in mid-summer. The Ipswich River Watershed Association has advocated tirelessly for the health of the river. Communities upstream have found other water sources, conservation measures are in place, and I’ve seen the results in the quality and quantity of the water flowing past. Much remains to be done; the organization is now working to remove obsolete dams and bring back the migratory fish that once abounded in these waters. I can’t wait.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the flow improve, allowing a bettr experience for kayakers, canoiests, bird-watchers and fishermen. And, I'm sure, for the fish and wildlife in these waters.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
expand their facilities to allow more people to experience the river.
Board Member & I have written to legislators, helped with river clean-up, helped plan projects to advance river health.