Two Interesting Events at the IRWA

Macroinvertebrate Workshop

Saturday, January 14th, 1 – 4 pm at Riverbend, 143 County Road, Ipswich

Join us for a workshop about the fascinating world of aquatic macroinvertebrates. Learn about what collecting and studying these seldom seen creatures entails and how they can be used to measure water quality. Expertise in invertebrate taxonomy is not required. Learn how to get involved with the Ipswich River Watershed Association Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Program.
RSVP to Ryan at or call – 978-412-8200 ext. 15

Towards A Free-Flowing Ipswich River

Wednesday, February 8th, 7 – 8 pm at Riverbend, 143 County Road, Ipswich
Interest in river restoration has grown exponentially in Massachusetts over the last few years. Dam owners, communities, non-profits and government agencies are removing dams in order to restore rivers and eliminate threats to public safety.  Beth Lambert from the MA Division of Ecological Restoration and IRWA’s Brian Kelder will explore opportunities to restore the Ipswich River by removing aging dams. They will discuss 1) the role and function of dams; 2) how dams impact river ecosystems; 3) the dam removal process; and 4) dam removal projects in the Ipswich River Watershed. RSVP to Cynthia at or call – 978-412-8200 ext. 15