The Members of the Middleton Stream Team outdid themselves this year! The clean up of the river, landings and roadsides near the water involved many crews of hard workers. The self-named “Trash Queens” including Sue, Pam, Claudia, Bob, Sharon, and Judy cleaned Logbridge Road, the Windows on the Wetlands, and all the way to the Danvers Fish and Game Club. Nancy, Pike, Peter and Warren, in two canoes, did the river clean-up from the Bostik plant to Mortalo Landing. John, Debbie, and Jerry paddled from Maple Street to Peabody Street and needed to cut through one huge obstruction.

Jackie, Judy, and Frank did invasive species pulling and litter clean up at Farnsworth Landing. Sandy, Leon, and Mia did the river clean up from Peabody Street to Rt 95, including trash pick up at Thunder Bridge. Liz cleaned the Rachel’s Rest canoe landing and spotted a bald eagle while there! The most interesting litter of the day was a candlepin bowling ball that Nancy found floating in the Ipswich River. Laurie and Brian hosted an outdoor, socially-distanced lunch following the clean up at their home. It was enjoyed by many.

It takes a team of ambitious people dedicated to the MST mission of protecting and caring for our GREAT Ipswich River! We have naturalists, photographers, carpenters, biologists, students, surveyors, teachers, nurses, artists, poets and so many more talented members. We also have lots of fun! Please consider joining, many hands make less work and everybody has a skill to offer.


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