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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Help biologists count turkeys Posted on Jun 29

Help biologists count turkeys

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Report your turkey family sightings to biologists this summer! From June 1 through August 31, birders, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual wild turkey brood (family) survey. The survey data aids   …Continue Reading Help biologists count turkeys

Seafloor research cruise Post 3 Posted on Jun 25

Seafloor research cruise Post 3

Special Assignment Ocean Service Vessel(OSV) Bold: Seafloor Research Cruise Seafloor Research Cruise Details TUESDAY, June 22 – For any students, elementary school through college, we thought that you may be interested in finding out what being part of a science team at sea is like.   …Continue Reading Seafloor research cruise Post 3

Grab a bucket and go shell fishing this summer Posted on Jun 24

Grab a bucket and go shell fishing this summer

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Since I live in Ipswich and I enjoy steamer clams and the outdoors, it was easy for me to pick up clamming as a hobby. I went out earlier this month   …Continue Reading Grab a bucket and go shell fishing this summer

Seafloor research cruise Post 2 Posted on Jun 23

Seafloor research cruise Post 2

Special Assignment Ocean Service Vessel(OSV) Bold: Seafloor Research Cruise Seafloor Research Cruise Details SATURDAY, JUNE 19 – Observing the seafloor using a high tech underwater video camera fascinates the entire crew. Each drop of the camera brings a new mosaic of geology, flora, and fauna   …Continue Reading Seafloor research cruise Post 2

Seafloor research cruise Post 1 Posted on Jun 22

Seafloor research cruise Post 1

Special Assignment Ocean Service Vessel(OSV) Bold: Seafloor Research Cruise Seafloor Research Cruise Details FRIDAY, JUNE 18 – After what seemed like an eternity of planning, the 2010 seafloor mapping team known far and wide as “The Bold and the Beautiful” departed from U.S. Coast Guard   …Continue Reading Seafloor research cruise Post 1

Seafloor Research Cruise Posted on Jun 21

Seafloor Research Cruise

Research Cruise Aboard Ocean Service Vessel Bold From June 18 to 25, a team from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will be on board the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)   …Continue Reading Seafloor Research Cruise

Malden River event Posted on Jun 17

Malden River event

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio If you missed the Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle in my recent post, check out this event on the Malden River this Saturday, June 19 at River’s Edge Park, about a half-mile north   …Continue Reading Malden River event

Farmers’ markets in bloom Posted on Jun 17

Farmers’ markets in bloom

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio DAR’s farmers’ market coordinator David Webber stopped by the farmers’ market at Dewey Square across from South Station in Boston Thursday, June 3. Buzzing with lunchtime activity, the market was busy with   …Continue Reading Farmers’ markets in bloom

Summer paddling adventures Posted on Jun 16

Summer paddling adventures

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Keeping with the theme that June is Massachusetts Rivers Month, I wanted to highlight a couple of paddling guides that would inspire you to kayak a river or canoe   …Continue Reading Summer paddling adventures

Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space Posted on Jun 11

Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio This summer marks the fourth year of DCR’s Great Park Pursuit, a series of free adventures in Massachusetts state parks that has proven increasingly popular. During the first two years, we   …Continue Reading Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space