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Monthly Archives: February 2010

PHOTO POST: Quabbin chill Posted on Feb 25

PHOTO POST: Quabbin chill

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey's Bio I took these photographs while exploring the Quabbin Reservoir on Jan. 20, 2010. Quabbin Reservoir – which supplies water to more than 2 million people – was built in the 1930's   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Quabbin chill

You’ve got whales Posted on Feb 18

You’ve got whales

Erin Burke Protected Species Specialist, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Erin's Bio The endangered North Atlantic right whale has started arriving in Cape Cod Bay! After deploying our acoustic monitoring buoys in December 2009, the bay had been largely silent…until recently. During an aerial   …Continue Reading You’ve got whales

Irish delegation visits Neponset River Posted on Feb 17

Irish delegation visits Neponset River

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio This winter I braved the cold on the banks of the Neponset River with an environmental delegation from Ireland and Northern Ireland, under the direction of Boston College’s Irish Institute,   …Continue Reading Irish delegation visits Neponset River

PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton Posted on Feb 16

PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey’s Bio Lindsey took these photographs during an ice fishing derby on the Connecticut River at the Easthampton Rod & Gun Club in Easthampton on Jan. 24, 2010. Click here for MassWildlife’s calendar   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton

Get outside for school vacation week Posted on Feb 11

Get outside for school vacation week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio February school vacation week is almost upon us (where did the time go?!), and once again, DCR has scheduled a lot of great activities in parks across the state for kids and   …Continue Reading Get outside for school vacation week

Ice fishing for beginners Posted on Feb 2

Ice fishing for beginners

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Two weekends ago, I got out for a successful day of ice fishing with my wife and kids at Baldpate Pond in Boxford. Ice fishing is one of my favorite outdoor   …Continue Reading Ice fishing for beginners