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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Saddling up for horseback riding Posted on Apr 20

Saddling up for horseback riding

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio As any horse hobbyist will tell you, great outdoor adventures and horseback riding are synonymous! DAR’s Linda Harrod offers some great tips to prospective horse enthusiasts that start with riding lessons from   …Continue Reading Saddling up for horseback riding

Outdoor events for school vacation week Posted on Apr 17

Outdoor events for school vacation week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio The phrase “school vacation week” conjures a lot of images and – admit it – some are better than others: happy kids sleeping in, commuter traffic lighter in the mornings, and then,   …Continue Reading Outdoor events for school vacation week

Documenting the power of our rivers Posted on Apr 16

Documenting the power of our rivers

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim’s Bio #flickr_badge_source_txt {padding:0; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif; color:#666666;} #flickr_badge_icon {display:block !important; margin:0 !important; border: 1px solid #000000 !important;} #flickr_icon_td {padding:0 5px 0 0 !important;} .flickr_badge_image {text-align:center !important;} .flickr_badge_image   …Continue Reading Documenting the power of our rivers

Spring boating safety Posted on Apr 15

Spring boating safety

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With the weather warming, this is the time of year when people start putting boats back in the water. I want to remind everyone to think safety first. This year, there have already been two   …Continue Reading Spring boating safety

FIELD REPORT: Tracking black bears Posted on Apr 13

FIELD REPORT: Tracking black bears

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Last month, I hiked in knee-deep snow into the woods of Conway to observe MassWildlife biologists who were visiting a black bear den that was sheltering a mother bear and her two   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Tracking black bears

Spotting right whales in Cape Cod Bay Posted on Apr 12

Spotting right whales in Cape Cod Bay

Erin Burke Protected Species Specialist, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF)View Erin’s Bio The peak season for right whales in Cape Cod bay is here! Last Friday, the aerial survey team saw 44 right whales in eastern and southern Cape Cod Bay. The whales are feeding   …Continue Reading Spotting right whales in Cape Cod Bay

Green thumb spring training Posted on Apr 8

Green thumb spring training

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio There are nearly 7,500 Massachusetts farms busy tilling, sowing, feeding, and caring for the fresh, local food soon available at the over 200 soon-to-open farmers’ markets and farm stands across the state.   …Continue Reading Green thumb spring training

Help us stock salmon fry! Posted on Apr 1

Help us stock salmon fry!

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlifeView Marion’s Bio Volunteers from high schools, sporting clubs, civic groups, and colleges, and individuals with a passion for rivers, fish, or fishing are needed to assist MassWildlife personnel in stocking 1.5 million salmon fry (juvenile fish) as part of the   …Continue Reading Help us stock salmon fry!