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Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast Posted on Jun 21

Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

Did you know that the Massachusetts coastline is long enough to run from Boston to Miami on Interstate 95? Learn how you can help preserve more than 1,500 miles of the Commonwealth’s coast during Clean Beaches Week, July 1–7. Read these helpful tips from the Office   …Continue Reading Clean Beaches Week: 6 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast

Massachusetts Farmers: At Work All Winter Posted on Feb 16

Massachusetts Farmers: At Work All Winter

This is a guest blog from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. Ever wonder what farmers do during the winter? To find out, we asked a few Massachusetts farmers. Although it’s cold outside, the ground is frozen, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Farmers: At Work All Winter

Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees Posted on Aug 20

Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Invasive species of insects are threatening the health of Massachusetts’ forests. Two species in particular, the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer — which originally hitchhiked to North America in the wood used   …Continue Reading Stay on the Lookout for Invasive Insects to Help Save Massachusetts’ Trees

Rabies in Massachusetts: What You Should Know Posted on Apr 30

Rabies in Massachusetts: What You Should Know

Rabies may be found in a variety of animals native to the Commonwealth, including raccoons, skunks, bats, woodchucks, and foxes. These animals can infect humans and pets, so residents should understand the symptoms of rabies in Massachusetts wildlife and stay clear of possibly infected animals.

Responsible Pet Ownership in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 24

Responsible Pet Ownership in Massachusetts

Having a pet is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. Maintaining your pet’s health, ensuring it has the proper identification, and making sure to clean up after it benefits you, your pet, and the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) , the Department   …Continue Reading Responsible Pet Ownership in Massachusetts

Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 22

Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts

Animal homelessness is an ongoing concern in Massachusetts. The Division of Animal Health offers programs and services that work to protect and control the number of homeless animals. The state hopes to bring this issue to light by spreading awareness and sharing information on the   …Continue Reading Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts