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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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Willowdale Dam Fish Passage
Willowdale Dam Fish Passage
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Addressing Impaired Salt Marsh Hydrology
Addressing Impaired Salt Marsh Hydrology
-Community Involvement, -Habitat Restoration, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Ipswich River Resiliency And Coastal Bank Stabilization Project
Ipswich River Resiliency and Coastal Bank Stabilization Project
-Community Involvement, -Habitat Restoration, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Lower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking
Lower Ipswich Bacteria Source Tracking
-Monitoring and Tech Support, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Merrimack Conservation Partnership
Merrimack Conservation Partnership
-Land Management, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative
Merrimack Valley Stormwater Collaborative
-Monitoring and Tech Support, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Salem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project
Salem-School Street Inc. Land Protection Project
-Land Management, COMPLETE
Newburyport Dune Enhancement And Restoration
Newburyport Dune Enhancement and Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Invasive Pepperweed Removal
Invasive Pepperweed Removal
-Land Management, ACTIVE
Central Street Fishway Restoration
Central Street Fishway Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Invasive Green Crab Removal
Invasive Green Crab Removal
-Land Management, ACTIVE
Eelgrass Restoration In Plum Island Sound And Essex Bay
Eelgrass Restoration in Plum Island Sound and Essex Bay
-Habitat Restoration, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Invasive Phragmites Eradication – Stage Pool, Plum Island
Invasive Phragmites Eradication – Stage Pool, Plum Island
-Land Management, ACTIVE
Main Street Boxford Culvert Replacement – Parker River
Main Street Boxford Culvert Replacement – Parker River
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
West Street Culvert Replacement – Parker River
West Street Culvert Replacement – Parker River
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Rough Meadows Sanctuary
Rough Meadows Sanctuary
-Land Management, COMPLETE
Essex Wastewater System
Essex Wastewater System
-Monitoring and Tech Support, COMPLETE
North And South Pool Restoration – Plum Island
North and South Pool Restoration – Plum Island
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Saltmarsh Ditch Restoration
Saltmarsh Ditch Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Saltmarsh Haying Assessment
Saltmarsh Haying Assessment
-Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE
Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project
Great Marsh Resiliency Planning Project
-Community Involvement, -Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE
Great Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling
Great Marsh Hydrodynamic Modeling
-Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Ipswich River Herring Count
Ipswich River Herring Count
-Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE
Removal Of 10 Dams In Massachusetts
Removal of 10 Dams in Massachusetts
-Habitat Restoration, -Science and Prioritization
Great Marsh Barriers Assessment
Great Marsh Barriers Assessment
-Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE
Great Marsh Resiliency Project
Great Marsh Resiliency Project
-Community Involvement, -Habitat Restoration, -Land Management, -Monitoring and Tech Support, -Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Greenscapes North Shore
Greenscapes North Shore
-Community Involvement, -Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE
Streamflow Monitoring In The Upper Ipswich
Streamflow monitoring in the Upper Ipswich
-Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE
Kent’s Island Creek Restoration
Kent’s Island Creek Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Improving Stream Crossings Workshops
Improving Stream Crossings Workshops
-Community Involvement, -Monitoring and Tech Support, COMPLETE
Georgetown Water Conservation Program
Georgetown water conservation program
-Community Involvement, COMPLETE
South Middleton Dam Removal
South Middleton Dam Removal
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Ipswich Mills Dam Removal
Ipswich Mills Dam Removal
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Newman Road Salt Marsh Restoration
Newman Road Salt Marsh Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Castle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration
Castle Neck Salt Marsh Restoration
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Georgetown Low Impact Development (LID) Bylaws
Georgetown Low Impact Development (LID) Bylaws
-Community Involvement
Heterogeneity In A Suburban River Network
Heterogeneity in a Suburban River Network
-Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
LTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans And Ecosystems
LTER-PIE: External Drivers, Humans and Ecosystems
-Science and Prioritization, ACTIVE
Curtis Pond Dam Removal
Curtis Pond Dam Removal
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Great Marsh Revitalization & Phragmites Management
Great Marsh Revitalization & Phragmites Management
-Habitat Restoration, -Land Management, -Monitoring and Tech Support, ACTIVE
Flow Monitoring In Upper Parker River Watershed
Flow Monitoring in Upper Parker River Watershed
-Monitoring and Tech Support
Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal
Ox Pasture Brook Dam Removal
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
PIE Rivers Stream Continuity Survey
PIE Rivers Stream Continuity Survey
-Science and Prioritization, COMPLETE
Crooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement
Crooked Pond Brook Culvert Replacement
-Habitat Restoration, COMPLETE
Beach Dune Restoration: Newbury, Newburyport, & Salisbury
Beach Dune Restoration: Newbury, Newburyport, & Salisbury
-Habitat Restoration, ACTIVE
Notre Dame Land Protection
Notre Dame Land Protection
-Land Management, COMPLETE
Invasive Phragmites Eradication At Clark Pond
Invasive Phragmites Eradication at Clark Pond
-Land Management, COMPLETE
Maplecroft Farm Land Protection
Maplecroft Farm Land Protection
-Land Management, COMPLETE
Project StatusProject NameLast UpdatedLead OrganizationActions Addressed
ActiveAddressing Impaired Salt Marsh Hydrology7/14/2017Us Fish and Wildlife Service10;20;48
ActiveIpswich River Coastal Bank Stabilization Project7/14/2017US Fish and Wildlife Service10;20;48
ActiveWillowdale Dam Fish Passage1/28/2016Foote Brothers44
CompleteOx Pasture Brook Dam Removal Project1/28/2016MA Division of Ecological Restoration44
ActiveRemoval of 10 Dams in Massachusetts1/4/2016MA Division of Ecological Restoration12;44
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
CompleteGreat Marsh Resiliency Planning Project10/31/2014National Wildlife Federation10;17
ActiveIpswich River Herring Count10/30/2014Ipswich River Watershed Association23
ActiveGreat Marsh Coastal Resiliency Project10/28/2014National Wildlife Federation
CompleteGreat Marsh Barriers Assessment10/28/2014Ipswich 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
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
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