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Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 18

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

Summer is the best time to explore the great outdoors, and nothing puts you closer to nature than camping. It’s a fun chance to leave behind the comforts of home and try your hand at roughing it in the wilderness for a few days. Camping   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer Posted on Jul 11

How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer

Mosquitoes and ticks are carriers of diseases which can make people sick, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease. Warm days and a higher frequency of outdoor activities make summer a high-risk season for getting bitten by these critters; take precautions when   …Continue Reading How to Avoid Mosquitoes and Ticks This Summer

July is National Parks and Recreation Month Posted on Jul 9

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

The National Parks Service (NPS) was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson and has since amassed 401 national parks covering more than 84 million acres of land; nearly 300 million people visit national parks each year. National parks are in every state except Delaware,   …Continue Reading July is National Parks and Recreation Month

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month Posted on May 7

3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy once said.  This month, experience the joy he experienced by hitting the road during National Bike Month. Bicycling is not only a fun leisure activity, it is also an excellent   …Continue Reading 3 Avenues for Celebrating National Bike Month

5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week Posted on Apr 23

5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week

Last week, the people of Boston, the Commonwealth, and our nation were stunned by the tragedy that struck the Boston Marathon. In the wake of these events, people throughout Massachusetts and around the world united to support those affected by the bombings: people who had   …Continue Reading 5 Ways to Build Community During National Volunteer Week