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Ipswich’s Castonguay to receive conservation award

Wayne Castonguay

The Nor’East Chapter of Trout Unlimited plans to present its first Conservation Award to Wayne Castonguay, executive director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association.

Castonguay was selected “for his many years of service to a wide variety of issues associated with fisheries and wetlands conservation in numerous capacities,” the chapter said in a statement.

During his career, Castonguay has been a marine fisheries biologist at the Division of Marine Fisheries in Gloucester, and both an ecologist and program director/general manager for The Trustees of Reservations. The lifelong Ipswich resident has served on state and federal committees, and on the Ipswich Conservation Commission, Shellfish Advisory Board, and committees on open space, coastal pollution, and storm-water management.

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The award will be presented at the chapter’s annual banquet and auction at the Ipswich Masonic Hall on March 19. Admission is $25 per person until March 5, $30 per person thereafter. For more, go to tunoreast.org.

David Rattigan can be reached at drattigan.globe@gmail.com.