Ipswich River Watershed Association Asks Residents To Urge Legislators To Support Pending Drought Legislation

(NOTE: The Ipswich River begins in Wilmington as a series of small streams and wetlands.)

IPSWICH, MA — The Drought Legislation pending on Beacon Hill is the number one legislative priority for Ipswich River and the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance in the current session.

The Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture took public testimony at their public hearing on October 30, 2017, including that from Ipswich River Executive Director Wayne Castonguay.

The bill has received strong bipartisan support and has many co-sponsors including many legislators from the Ipswich River Watershed.

Now, the committee needs to hear from you. Please ask your legislators to report the bill favorably out of the committee so it can be considered by the full legislature. Please take a few minutes to submit written testimony to the committee in favor of the bill by November 10. Here are some talking points prepared by the Rivers Alliance which you can use, but as always please make the letter as personal as possible by stating specific reasons why this issue is important to you.

Please address the letter to:

Honorable Anne Gobi, Senate Chairwoman
Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
State House Room 513
Boston, MA 02133

Honorable William Pignatelli, House Chairman
Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
State House Room 473F
Boston, MA 02133

Testimony should be emailed to both: Serafina.Zeringo@mahouse.gov and Robert.Libin@mahouse.gov

(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Ipswich River Watershed Association.)

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