The Middleton Stream Team is a non-profit all-volunteer service organization formed originally as a small volunteer group in 1998. Our mission is environmental stewardship, primarily in those parts of the Ipswich River Watershed’s river, streams and wetlands located in Middleton MA. Our mission is accomplished in works of education, public service, conservation and advocacy. We interface with local and regional environmental, community, school and youth groups; and with town government; and serve all the community.
We organize and run the town’s annual Earth Day Festival and conduct family hikes in the spring, fall and winter. To stimulate awareness of nature’s surrounding wonder and beauty we run an annual river, stream and wetland photo contests for youth and adults. For the community we have developed and maintain five public river-access sites to encourage use and familiarity with the river and the wetlands; We conduct occasional river trips for members and the public.
For youth, we organize and conduct environmental service projects including the sponsorship and mentoring of environmentally-related Eagle Scout projects and provide fun and learning hikes. We are involved in advocacy to conserve fragile ecosystems in our brooks, ponds, wetlands and adjacent uplands.
Middleton Stream Team recognizes the need to protect the environment for future generations so it has established a yearly fund used to award an outstanding Middleton high school senior who has demonstrated an interest in protecting the environment now and for the future. 100% of the award money donated goes directly to the student for educational purposes in helping them reach their goals.