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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Listening for right whales Posted on Jan 8

Listening for right whales

Erin Burke Protected Species Specialist, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Erin's Bio Each winter and spring, the endangered North Atlantic right whale returns to the productive waters of Cape Cod Bay to feed and socialize. During this time, biologists like me from the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Listening for right whales

Help bring fresh local food to those in need Posted on Jan 6

Help bring fresh local food to those in need

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Unfortunately, some of our neediest residents find it very difficult, if not impossible, to afford or even find healthful food. On December 16th, I got together with some DAR staff to volunteer   …Continue Reading Help bring fresh local food to those in need

Winter course for outdoor green thumbs Posted on Jan 5

Winter course for outdoor green thumbs

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio The recent snowfall shouldn't keep you from thinking it's too early to start planning for landscaping season! There is still time to sign up for an intensive five-day seminar in January on Organic Land Care offered by the Northeast Organic Farmers   …Continue Reading Winter course for outdoor green thumbs