Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership

 

Explore some of the work that is completed or planned in the region in the grid below. The projects listed each address one or more of the PIE-Rivers recommended actions and can be filtered by the six “toolkits” (or types of action) that they address.

Toolkit Descriptions

  • Community Involvement: Focus on education, outreach and partnership-building efforts that will increase restoration capacity.
  • Restoration Science and Prioritization: Research and survey work to ensure that restoration approaches and prioritization are based on science.
  • Monitoring and Technical Support: Includes monitoring of ecological conditions and restoration progress. Also includes technical tools and support for municipalities and other entities to implement critical restoration measures.
  • Integrated Water Management: Focus on integrated water management, including drinking water, stormwater and wastewater issues. Includes systemic and policy initiatives to improve water management locally and at the state level.
  • Land Protection and Management: Deals with land acquisition, zoning, land management, and land use issues that influence aquatic systems.
  • Habitat Restoration: Physical habitat and ecosystem restoration projects

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Ipswich River Resiliency And Coastal Bank Stabilization Project
Ipswich River Resiliency and Coastal Bank Stabilization Project
_Community Involvement, _Habitat Restoration, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Ipswich River Resiliency and Coastal Bank Stabilization Project

Lower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking
Lower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking
_Monitoring and Tech Support, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Lower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking

Merrimack Conservation Partnership
Merrimack Conservation Partnership
_Land Management, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Merrimack Conservation Partnership

Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative
Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative
_Monitoring and Tech Support, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative

Salem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project
Salem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project
_Land Management, COMPLETE

Salem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project

Newburyport Dune Enhancement And Restoration
Newburyport Dune Enhancement and Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Newburyport Dune Enhancement and Restoration

Invasive Pepperweed Removal
Invasive Pepperweed Removal
_Land Management, ACTIVE

Invasive Pepperweed Removal

Central Street Fishway Restoration
Central Street Fishway Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Central Street Fishway Restoration

Invasive Green Crab Removal
Invasive Green Crab Removal
_Land Management, ACTIVE

Invasive Green Crab Removal

Eelgrass Restoration In Plum Island Sound And Essex Bay
Eelgrass Restoration in Plum Island Sound and Essex Bay
_Habitat Restoration, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Eelgrass Restoration in Plum Island Sound and Essex Bay

Invasive Phragmites Eradication – Stage Pool, Plum Island
Invasive Phragmites Eradication – Stage Pool, Plum Island
_Land Management, ACTIVE

Invasive Phragmites Eradication - Stage Pool, Plum Island

Main Street Boxford Culvert Replacement – Parker River
Main Street Boxford Culvert Replacement – Parker River
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Main Street Boxford Culvert Replacement - Parker River

West Street Culvert Replacement – Parker River
West Street Culvert Replacement – Parker River
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

West Street Culvert Replacement - Parker River

Rough Meadows Sanctuary
Rough Meadows Sanctuary
_Land Management, COMPLETE

Rough Meadows Sanctuary

Essex Wastewater System
Essex Wastewater System
_Monitoring and Tech Support, COMPLETE

Essex Wastewater System

North And South Pool Restoration – Plum Island
North and South Pool Restoration – Plum Island
_Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE

North and South Pool Restoration - Plum Island

Saltmarsh Ditch Restoration
Saltmarsh Ditch Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Saltmarsh Ditch Restoration

Saltmarsh Haying Assessment
Saltmarsh Haying Assessment
_Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE

Saltmarsh Haying Assessment

Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project
Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project
_Community Involvement, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project

Great Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling
Great Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling
_Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Great Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling

Ipswich River Herring Count
Ipswich River Herring Count
_Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE

Ipswich River Herring Count

Removal Of 10 Dams In Massachusetts
Removal of 10 Dams in Massachusetts
_Habitat Restoration, _Science and Prioritization

Removal of 10 Dams in Massachusetts

Continuity And Infrastructure Assessment
Continuity and Infrastructure Assessment
_Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Continuity and Infrastructure Assessment

Great Marsh Resiliency Project
Great Marsh Resiliency Project
_Community Involvement, _Habitat Restoration, _Land Management, _Monitoring and Tech Support, _Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Great Marsh Resiliency Project

Greenscapes North Shore
Greenscapes North Shore
_Community Involvement, _Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE

Greenscapes North Shore

Streamflow Monitoring In The Upper Ipswich
Streamflow monitoring in the Upper Ipswich
_Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE

Streamflow monitoring in the Upper Ipswich

Kent’s Island Creek Restoration
Kent’s Island Creek Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE

Kent's Island Creek Restoration

Improving Stream Crossings Workshops
Improving Stream Crossings Workshops
_Community Involvement, _Monitoring and Tech Support, COMPLETE

Improving Stream Crossings Workshops

Georgetown Water Conservation Program
Georgetown water conservation program
_Community Involvement, COMPLETE

Georgetown water conservation program

South Middleton Dam Removal
South Middleton Dam Removal
_Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE

South Middleton Dam Removal

Ipswich Mills Dam Removal
Ipswich Mills Dam Removal
_Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE

Ipswich Mills Dam Removal

Newman Road Salt Marsh Restoration
Newman Road Salt Marsh Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Newman Road Salt Marsh Restoration

Castle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration
Castle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Castle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration

Georgetown Low Impact Development (LID) Bylaws
Georgetown Low Impact Development (LID) Bylaws
_Community Involvement

Georgetown Low Impact Development (LID) Bylaws

Heterogeneity In A Suburban River Network
Heterogeneity in a Suburban River Network
_Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

Heterogeneity in a Suburban River Network

LTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans And Ecosystems
LTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans and Ecosystems
_Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE

LTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans and Ecosystems

Curtis Pond Dam Removal
Curtis Pond Dam Removal
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Curtis Pond Dam Removal

Great Marsh Revitalization & Phragmites Management
Great Marsh Revitalization & Phragmites Management
_Habitat Restoration, _Land Management, _Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE

Great Marsh Revitalization & Phragmites Management

Flow Monitoring In Upper Parker River Watershed
Flow Monitoring in Upper Parker River Watershed
_Monitoring and Tech Support

Flow Monitoring in Upper Parker River Watershed

Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal
Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal

PIE Rivers Stream Continuity Survey
PIE Rivers Stream Continuity Survey
_Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE

PIE Rivers Stream Continuity Survey

Crooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement
Crooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement
_Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE

Crooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement

Beach Dune Restoration: Newbury, Newburyport, & Salisbury
Beach Dune Restoration: Newbury, Newburyport, & Salisbury
_Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE

Beach Dune Restoration: Newbury, Newburyport, & Salisbury

Notre Dame Land Protection
Notre Dame Land Protection
_Land Management, COMPLETE

Notre Dame Land Protection

Invasive Phragmites Eradication At Clark Pond
Invasive Phragmites Eradication at Clark Pond
_Land Management, COMPLETE

Invasive Phragmites Eradication at Clark Pond

Maplecroft Farm Land Protection
Maplecroft Farm Land Protection
_Land Management, COMPLETE

Maplecroft Farm Land Protection

Project StatusProject NameLast UpdatedLead OrganizationActions Addressed
ActiveLower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking9/30/2015Ipswich River Watershed Association14;29
ActiveMerrimack Conservation Partnership9/10/2015Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests11;39
ActiveMerrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative9/10/2015Merrimack Valley Planning Commission15;22
CompleteSalem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project8/4/2015MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife39
CompletePIE-Rivers Road-Stream Crossing Survey1/5/2015Ipswich River Watershed Association12
CompleteSaltmarsh Haying Assessment11/3/2014Mass Audubon16
CompleteSaltmarsh Ditch Restoration11/3/2014Parker River National Wildlife Refuge48
ActiveNorth and South Pool Restoration - Plum Island11/3/2014Parker River National Wildlife Refuge48
CompleteEssex Wastewater System11/3/2014Town of Essex29
Complete Rough Meadows Sanctuary11/3/2014Mass Audubon39
CompleteWest Street Culvert Replacement - Parker River11/3/2014Town of Georgetown44
CompleteMain Street Culvert Replacement - Parker River, Boxford11/3/2014Town of Boxford44
Active Invasive Phragmites Eradication - Stage Pool, Plum Island11/3/2014Parker River National Wildlife Refuge43
CompleteNotre Dame Land Protection11/3/2014Essex County Greenbelt39
Complete Maplecroft Farm Land Protection11/3/2014Essex County Greenbelt39
ActiveEelgrass Restoration in Plum Island Sound and Essex Bay11/3/2014Eight Towns and the Great Marsh20;50
ActiveInvasive Green Crab Removal11/3/2014Eight Towns and the Great Marsh43
Complete Central Street Fishway Restoration11/3/2014MA Division of Marine Fisheries44
Complete Invasive Phragmites Eradication at Clark Pond11/3/2014Association of Great Neck43
ActiveInvasive Pepperweed Removal11/3/2014Mass Audubon43
CompleteNewburyport Dune Enhancement and Restoration11/3/2014MA Department of Conservation and Recreation47
CompleteNewbury Beach Dune Restoration11/3/2014University of New Hampshire47
ActiveGreat Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling [GMRP]10/31/2014Merrimack Valley Planning Commission17;20
ActiveCoastal Community Resilience Planning [GMRP]10/31/2014National Wildlife Federation10;17
ActiveIpswich River Herring Count10/30/2014Ipswich River Watershed Association23
PlannedRemoval of 10 Dams in Massachusetts10/29/2014MA Division of Ecological Restoration12;44
ActiveGreat Marsh Coastal Resiliency Project10/28/2014National Wildlife Federation
ActiveStream Continuity and Infrastructure Assessment [GMRP]10/28/2014Ipswich River Watershed Association12
ActiveGreenscapes North Shore9/15/2014Greenscapes Massachusetts Coalition1;4;27
ActiveStreamflow monitoring in the Upper Ipswich9/3/2014MA Division of Ecological Restoration28
ActiveKent's Island Creek Restoration8/13/2014MA Division of Ecological Restoration48
CompleteImproving Stream Crossings: Flood-Resilient, Fish-Friendly… [Workshop]8/12/2014Massachusetts Rivers Alliance7;27
ActiveFarley Brook Stormwater BMPs11/6/2013Town of Ipswich33
CompleteCrooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement9/4/2013Trout Unlimited nor'east Chapter44
CompleteCastle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration and Mosquito Management Project9/3/2013Eight Towns and the Great Marsh48
CompleteNewman Road Salt Marsh Restoration9/3/2013MA Division of Ecological Restoration44;48
ActiveIpswich Mills Dam Removal Study9/3/2013Town of Ipswich44
ActiveSouth Middleton Dam Removal9/3/2013Ipswich River Watershed Association44
CompleteOx Pasture Brook Dam Removal Project9/3/2013MA Division of Ecological Restoration44
CompleteGeorgetown water conservation program9/3/2013Parker River Clean Water Association1
CompleteGeorgetown LID bylaw4/7/2013Parker River Clean Water Association and MA DER5
DiscontinuedFlow monitoring in Upper Parker River watershed4/6/2013Parker River Clean Water Association, MA DER28
ActiveGreat Marsh Revitalization and Phragmites Management4/6/2013Eight Towns and the Great Marsh26;43;48
CompleteCurtis Pond Dam Removal4/6/2013Town of Danvers44;46
ActiveLTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans and Ecosystems4/6/2013Marine Biological Laboratory13;17;20
ActiveHeterogeneity in a suburban river network: Understanding the influence of fluvial wetlands on oxygen conditions and biogeochemical processes in the Ipswich River Watershed.4/6/2013University of New Hampshire, Water Systems Analysis Group12;14