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Clark Beach

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(Courtesy of Doris Wilson)

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Beachcombing, Popsicles & Bubbles at Clark Beach is Saturday, August 12 at 9AM. Come for a walk, look for treasures and collect marine debris, enjoy a popsicle, and play with bubbles. Bring gloves. Garbage bags, popsicles, and bubbles will be provided.

Summerfest, the annual member appreciation picnic thanking you for all you do, is Saturday, August 26 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM at Clark Beach. AGN will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, there will be games on the sandbar, and the 50/50 Raffle will be drawn after lunch. The rain date is Sunday, August 27.

The 12th annual Art by the Sea show and sale is Sunday, September 10, Noon-4PM at the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club, Quay Rd. All proceeds benefit the Association of Great Neck's and the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club's scholarship funds. Art by more than 59 local and regional artists, jewelry makers and artisans will be for sale. Ipswich artists, Janice Colby and Marie Mancinelli, have donated a piece of their work for the raffle. Admission to the show is free. There is a cash bar.

A guided tour of the Privateer Rum Distillery in Ipswich is Saturday, October 7, 1:00-2:00 PM. Privateer Rum makes its own history. Bucking the odds and conventions to make rum the way they think it should be made. They're changing the rules. They're rethinking rum.

The annual 5K/Fitness Walk/Kids Race to benefit the AGN Scholarship Fund is Saturday, November 4 at Pavilion Playground on Little Neck Road. This is a USATF sanctioned event and timed by Bay State Race Services.

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Stories from Ipswich, by Gordon Harris
The Keeping of Cattle on Jeffreys Neck

Vegetation corridors adjacent to shorelines provide valuable social, economic, and environmental benefits to people and wildlife. Shoreline buffers refer to the forested or vegetated strips of land that border lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ponds. These strips of ground covers, shrubs and trees help protect water quality, aquatic ecosystems, fish and wildlife, and lessen the impacts of flooding. The canopy created by trees, shrubs, and herbaceous vegetation moderates the impact of heavy rains, shades the shoreline to keep water temperatures cooler, produces organic matter and woody debris essential to shallow-water ecology, and provides food and shelter for wildlife. The vegetation also helps to decrease flood hazards by increasing the soils ability to absorb water. Root systems give soil structure, hold soil in place, direct rainfall down into the soil instead of over the soil, and can extract nutrients and contaminates from soil. Maintenance and restoration of shoreline vegetation allows native plants to fill in the shore-land zone increasing biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

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Last revised: August 2, 2017