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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Finding fresh and local eggs for Easter Posted on Mar 31

Finding fresh and local eggs for Easter

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Looking for ways to make an eco-friendlier and healthier Easter? Click here to find farms selling fresh, local Massachusetts eggs, and, for an even greener Easter, click here to check out these natural dye   …Continue Reading Finding fresh and local eggs for Easter

Witnessing the birth of a river Posted on Mar 30

Witnessing the birth of a river

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio The jack hammering has stopped and the construction crew is exhausted from moving tons of earth, stone and concrete. With the final scoop of the excavator bucket, the last   …Continue Reading Witnessing the birth of a river

PHOTO POST: Skating for all Posted on Mar 17

PHOTO POST: Skating for all

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey's Bio I took these photographs while attending a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) universal access event at Mt. Tom in Holyoke on Feb. 6, 2010. Click here for more information about upcoming   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Skating for all

Western winter hike Posted on Mar 17

Western winter hike

Gary Briere Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Gary's Bio The winter's big snowfall in the Berkshires and Connecticut Valley the week of Feb. 22 provided an opportunity to explore a trail that I walk regularly near the Connecticut River Greenway   …Continue Reading Western winter hike

Savoring the flavor of Maple Month Posted on Mar 11

Savoring the flavor of Maple Month

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Last Friday, I partook in one of my favorite events of the year – the annual maple syrup tapping, which is the official kick-off of Massachusetts’ “first crop” of the season. You   …Continue Reading Savoring the flavor of Maple Month

Three great winter hikes Posted on Mar 4

Three great winter hikes

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio We all know how tough it is to convince ourselves to go outside and play on a cold winter day. But with studies linking diminished exposure to sunlight at this time of   …Continue Reading Three great winter hikes

Bringing the outside in Posted on Mar 1

Bringing the outside in

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio The interest and momentum for ‘locally grown’ has morphed from trendy buzz word to an intrinsic core to what living in Massachusetts is all about. From this food lover’s perspective, the interest   …Continue Reading Bringing the outside in