The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) serves as the voice of the river, dedicated to protecting water quality, healthy stream flows and the natural habitats, scenic values and recreational opportunities of the Ipswich River basin for generations to come, through monitoring, education and advocacy.
IRWA is a group of individuals, families, businesses, officials, educators, students, scientists and managers who are concerned about the welfare of the Ipswich River and its contributing watershed. The group works to make the river healthy for people, and for fish and other creatures that live in our watershed. The Association's new Ipswich River Restoration Partnership is a major initiative bringing science, law, policy and management to the task of restoring the Ipswich River ecosystem.
To learn more, please visit our website or contact: Kerry Mackin, Executive Director Ipswich River Watershed Association 240 County Road, PO Box 576 Ipswich, MA 01938-0576 Phone: 978-356-0418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: ipswichriver.org
Wetlands are, in fact, biodiversity havens, providing breeding grounds and habitat for a wide variety of birds, fish and other wildlife. In the United States, they offer refuge to one half of the fish, one third of the bird species and one sixth of the mammal species considered threatened or endangered.