News & Announcements
Town’s Open Space Program Honored to Receive Trails & Sails “People’s Choice Award”
The Open Space Program participated in the Essex National Heritage Area’s 13th annual Trails & Sails event hosted by hundreds of organizations, event leaders, and businesses throughout Essex County, with over 6000 people attending in September. We are honored that the event hosted by the Open Space Program, Ipswich Trails & Sails Kayak & Walking Tour, received one of the top 5 “People’s Choice Awards” voted by event participants. Click the following link to read more on the Essex National Heritage Area's Trails & Sails 2014 webpage.
ECTA Volunteers Improve Section of Ipswich Bay Circuit Trail on Town’s Open Space
Earlier this fall Essex County Trails Association (ECTA) and a crew of volunteers worked to make significant improvements to a section of the Bay Circuit Trail in Ipswich, on Town land near Prospect Hill at the Rowley town line. After seeking approval from the Ipswich Conservation Commission to perform the trail work on Town property, and collaborating with the Bay Circuit Trail Alliance, ECTA and their volunteers went out to clear and mark the trail section, re-routing it from a severely eroded and unsafe stretch of trail.
Robert K. Weatherall Honored For His Volunteer Service at Nichols Field
Over thirty family and friends gathered on a cool, blustery, sunny morning recently to honor Robert K. Weatherall for volunteering at Nichols Field for more than a decade as land steward.