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Sustainability Forum Luncheon: Dec 13 in Beverly

Sustainability Forum Luncheon: Dec 13 in Beverly

Full Title: Reducing Community Risk through Increasing Natural Resource Resiliency

Speaker: Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director, Ipswich River Watershed Association

Advance Registration is appreciated – Walkins are welcomed; $15 for all walkins.


Our December monthly Forum will be held on December 13th.  Please note that this is time only, we are meeting on the SECOND Wednesday of the month, not the first.

We are pleased to welcome Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, who will be speaking on a recently-concluded 3-year study with the National Wildlife Federation and the six coastal towns in the Great Marsh on Massachusetts’ North Shore, to identify strategies for reducing community risks from coastal storms and flooding.  The report’s findings will emphasize the regional strategies for increasing the resiliency of the Great Marsh with a focus on nature-based and green infrastructure strategies.

About Ipswich River Watershed Association:

Work Together for a Clean and Healthy River


The Ipswich River Watershed Association is the voice of the Ipswich River. We work to protect nature and make sure that there is enough clean water for people, fish and wildlife, today and for our children and theirs.

The Ipswich River and streams, ponds and coastal waters of our region are healthy and beautiful. Clean water flows year-round, and native fish and wildlife thrive. Natural areas help keep the river clean and provide places for families to enjoy nature. Our drinking water is clean, safe and adequate to meet our needs. The Ipswich River Watershed Association works in partnership with communities, businesses, schools, and other organizations and residents to protect the river.

For more information, visit their website http://www.ipswichriver.org


100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-E
Beverly MA 01915

Date and Time

Begins: 12/13/2017 11:30 AM
Ends: 12/13/2017 01:00 PM


Wayne Castonguay, Executive Director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association


Wayne has been an Ipswich River advocate since childhood and has extensive background in nonprofit management and protecting natural resources. Prior to becoming Executive Director in September 2012, he worked for The Trustees of Reservations for 14 years, first as Regional Ecologist, then as General Manager of Appleton Farms, and most recently as Director of the Trustees’ statewide Agriculture Program. Previously, Wayne worked for 10 years as a Biologist for Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. He is also a tireless volunteer for the Town of Ipswich, having served on the Conservation Commission, Open Space Committee, Shellfish Advisory Board, Coastal Pollution Committee and Stormwater Management Committee. He has also served as a Board member, technical adviser and volunteer for Ipswich River Watershed Association and other nonprofits and co-founded the Great Marsh Coalition and the national Farm-based Education Association which promotes children-in-nature education. Wayne has a MS in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from the University of Massachusetts. Wayne is a lifelong resident of Ipswich.

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Online registration closes the day before this event at noon.

While walkins are always welcomed, advance registration helps the Council in planning. The charge for all walkins is $15. Thank you.

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