Meet the Board

​The Parker River Clean Water Association Board represents many of the towns that are part of the Parker River Watershed.     Some have experience from their work on Conservation Commissions, Land Conservation Organizations, while others come from water / sewer boards.     We have engineeers, scientists, conservation advocates and even legislators from all different walks of life.      All have a deep commitment to work toward and maintain a healthy Parker River Watershed. 

Jerry Mullins – President, LRTS Trail Manager                           Residence: Newburyport, MA

Affiliations: Current member of the Citizens for Environmental Balance (Chair), Coastal Trails Coalition, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation Newburyport, Cable Advisory Committee, Newburyport Maritime Society, Newburyport Preservation Trust

George Comiskey – Secretary, former President        Residence: Georgetown, MA

Affiliations: Retired Merchant Marine (28 yrs), Lt-USNR (1978 – 89), current member of the Mass Audubon Society, Essex County Greenbelt Association, MA Rivers Alliance (Board Director).


Norm Rehn – Treasurer                                              Residence:  Newbury, MA

Affiliations: Software Engineer (37 yrs), current member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Appalachian Mount Club, Class IV Whitewater Senior Trip Leader.

Rob Stevenson – Director,                                         Residence: Newburyport, MA

Affiliations: Former VP – PRCWA, Associate Professor of Biology, UMass Boston (20 years), Co-director of the Electronic Field Guide Project, Co-founder of the Center for Coastal Environmental Sensing Networks at UMass Boston, Supervisor of PRCWA Annual River Herring Count (10 years), Volunteer and advisor to the Blandings' Nest Protection Projection in Georgetown, MA (6 years)

Jack Van Loan – Director                                          Residence: Newburyport, MA

Affiliations: Carpentry & Cabinet Maker, US Navy Helicopter Pilot (Vietnam), Board Director of C-10 Research and Education Foundation, Plum Island Marsh clean up, Earth Day and Coast Sweep (1991-2008).    Active with the Great Marsh Symposium

Richard Lombard – Director                          Residence: Groveland, MA

Affiliations: Supervisor of Hygiene MBTA, Senior Chemist at Lowell Wastewater Treatment Facility, past member of  the Groveland Board of Health, Groveland Open Space & Trails.     Overseeing Blue Bird Nest Box Project.

Nick Hurlin – Director                                                Residence: Rowley, MA

Affiliations: Real Estate Agent, PRCWA Water Quality Monitor, Newburyport Chamber of Commerce past member, Massachusetts Title 5 Inspector; Massachusetts Boards of Health Certification program 10 years.

Yvonne Buswell-Director, Clerk Residence:  Byfield, MA

Affiliations:  PRCWA Water Quality Monitor, current member of Essex County Greenbelt Association, current member of MA Audubon Society, Vice-chairperson on Town of Newbury Stormwater Management Team

Mark Irving - Director                                                                         Residence: 

Affiliations: EBSCO employee, In charge of the Turtle Headstart Program with the goal of increased survival rates for the endangered Blanding Turtle, Coordinates with Schools and Teachers to implent incubators for a hatching program.

PRCWA:        The Board has regular monthly meetings. 

PRCWA Contacts

We'd love to hear from you and get your input on ways to preserve the Parker River Watershed and the Plum Island Sound.

PO Box 798, Byfield, MA  01922
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Webmaster: Jerry A. Mullins

 Contribute to our Online Watershed Journal!

Share common experiences & observations in our three beautiful watersheds (Essex, Ipswich, Parker).  Please share your activities with your photographs, mapping your location, and if possible, a journal reflection.


The results of your journal entry will be visualized, along with all of the other participants.

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Help us spread the word about the importance of protecting our pristine  Parker River Watershed for the beneift of our quality of life and for the preservation of our environment .

Our Purpose!


The PRCWA is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restoration and protection of the waters and environment of the Parker River and Plum Island Sound Watersheds.


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