Association of Great Neck
Clark Beach

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Great Neck --
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(Courtesy of Doris Wilson)

Clark Pond --
A History

(Courtesy of Stanley Wood)

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The 2017 Fall e-Newsletter is now posted on the site. See link in sidebar at left.

The 26th Annual AGN Turkey Tune Up 5K/Fitness Walk/Gobbler Trot was held on Saturday, November 4. Thank you -- runners, walkers, trotters, sponsors: Ameriprise Financial Services; Attorney Donald Greenough; Burgin, Platner, Hurley Insurance; Diamond Marine; Gulde Insurance; Ipswich Bottle Shop; MountainOne Bank; The Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market; Tedfords; Tetreault Jewelers; & Zumi's, and volunteers for your support of the AGN Scholarship Fund. Race results are HERE.

AGN is selling reusable grocery bags ($10/bag), navy blue with white AGN swam logo, to support the conservation and preservation of Clark Beach. To purchase a bag, contact Lianne Halloran --

Renew or join AGN online. Click on the membership link in the sidebar to get started.

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: November 4, 2017