Association of Great Neck
Clark Beach

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(Courtesy of Doris Wilson)

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(Courtesy of Stanley Wood)

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Please join us for our FIRST ANNUAL Privateer Rum tasting tour. AGN has organized a private sampling of this renowned, award-winning, locally-produced rum at their distillery located at 28 Mitchell Road/8 Brady Drive in Ipswich. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at 1:00 P.M. and is limited to 25. The cost is just $10 per head, so please join us in supporting our local businesses. You may just discover the perfect rum to carry you through the long winter ahead! To sign up, contact John Hubbard,

On Saturday October 14 at 9am the pram racks and boardwalk will be moved to the parking area for winter storage. All prams and kayaks must be removed from the racks and AGN property prior to October 14. Also once the pram racks and boardwalk are moved, the beach gate lock will be changed for the winter season. Vehicles will only be allowed on the beach road in case of emergency. This practice is an important step in helping AGN steward Clark Beach/Clark Pond for nature and people, and maintain compliance with the Clark Beach Management Plan and the Ipswich Conservation Commission.

The 26th annual Turkey Tune Up, 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk, is Saturday November 4at the Naoko OFynn playground. Also a 1/2K Gobbler Trot for children 8 and under goes around the playground. All proceeds benefit the AGN scholarship fund. On site registration begins at 8:30AM, the Gobbler Trot at 9:15, the Fitness walk at 9:30, and the 5K run at 10:00.The registration form is HERE. Any questions, contact Jeff Duback,

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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: September 17, 2017