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Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership

The Partnership is governed by a 8-10 person Steering Committee that is responsible for shaping the strategy and ensuring viability of the partnership over the long-term. The Steering Committee meets 3-4 times per year or as needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Attend regular steering committee meetings and participating in oversight and analysis of partnership activities
  • Identify priority actions for the Partnership to address over defined time windows
  • Assign (with consent) organizations/individuals as lead for implementing specific actions or groups of actions. In some cases this may include identifying the need for targeted sub-committees
  • Develop & implement framework (e.g. templates) for action leads and/or sub-committees to plan, track and report activities related to the Action Plan
  • Review and assess progress by action leads
  • Assess and develop Partnership Strategy & goals as needed

Organizations Currently on Committee

Eight Towns and the Great Marsh
Town of Ipswich
Essex County Greenbelt
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS)
Parker River Clean Water Association
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
Mass Audubon
Ipswich River Watershed Association
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