North Shore Water Resilience Task Force

Two photos combined. Image on the left is the Great Neck of the Ipswich River. There is a grassy area in part of the photo with the river on the right. There are two boats in the water and two wind turbines in the distant background. image on the right is an aerial view of Wenham Lake. There is a small building in front of the large blue lake.
Pictured left, the Great Neck of the Ipswich River. Pictured right, Wenham Lake located in Beverly and Wenham – a reservoir in the Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board System. (Photo credit: B. Perron)
North Shore Water Resilience Task Force

North Shore Water Resilience Task Force

The North Shore Water Resilience Task Force aims to identify and advance long-term solutions to improve water supply resilience and ecosystem health in the Ipswich River Watershed.  

A map of the Task Force communities with watersheds.
A map of the Task Force communities with watersheds.

Questions?

For more information about the Task
Force, please contact:

Leah Robins
Government Affairs Director
lrobins@mapc.org

About

The Task Force includes the 18 communities of Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Salem, Topsfield, Wenham and Wilmington. It also includes the Ipswich River Watershed Association and the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission, Lynnfield Center Water District, and Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board. Additional state and regional stakeholders also participate as partners adding value to the work of the Task Force. 

The Task Force is convened by legislators of the region, including Co-founder and Chair Senator Bruce Tarr. The group is facilitated by staff at MAPC and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  

A bunch of people standing infront of a large, black chalkboard in a large room. They are facing the camera smiling.

Task Force members at the September 28, 2022 Meeting | Credit: Leah Robins, MAPC

Task Force Joint Narrative

The goal of the North Shore Water Resilience Task Force is to ensure water supply resilience within the Ipswich River Watershed, while improving ecosystem health.

Reports

More coming soon!

News and Media

Media Coverage of the Task Force

North Andover joins water resilience task force(subscription required)
December 27, 2022 | Eagle-Tribune


Wilmington Represented On New North Shore Water Resiliency Task Force
December 12, 2022 | Patch.com


18 North Shore municipalities sign regional watershed supply charter
November 16, 2022 | Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA)


North Shore Water Resilience Task Force Charter
October 18, 2022 | Wicked Local


Communities sign historic charter to address water problems (subscription required)
September 29, 2022 | Salem News 


Select Board picks Keeley for North Shore Water Resilience Task Force
March 1, 2022 | Daily Times Chronicle