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Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership

About the Organization

When it comes to protecting Massachusetts’ North Shore waters, our citizens get involved. Very involved. Eight Towns and the Great Marsh is a committee of municipally appointed citizens dedicated to the protection of coastal waters and associated watersheds on the upper North Shore of Massachusetts Bay. The Committee works to foster stewardship of coastal resources by heightening public awareness of, and mitigating coastal water quality impacts, providing technical assistance, and developing and supporting local research and educational projects. The committee members represent nine North Shore communities: Salisbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester and Rockport.



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