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Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running Posted on Jun 9

The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio On May 16, the Mystic River Watershed Association combined several great activities into one day of fun in Somerville. The 14th Annual Herring Run & Paddle celebrated the Mystic River and the seasonal migration   …Continue Reading The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running

Turtle Crossings Posted on Jun 8

Turtle Crossings

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio It was early June and I was driving in the Northampton area when I saw a turtle the size of a football crossing the road. I had to straddle it with the vehicle and realized while parking   …Continue Reading Turtle Crossings

Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend Posted on Jun 4

Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio If you live in the greater Boston area, you won't want to miss DCR’s Accessible Recreation Fair this Saturday, June 5. It is the place to find out about summer   …Continue Reading Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend

Westfield River – A treasure trove of outdoor opportunities Posted on Jun 4

Westfield River – A treasure trove of outdoor opportunities

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio June is National Rivers Month and Carrie Banks, our Westfield River Wild and Scenic River liaison, has tipped me off to activities and happenings along the Westfield River. The   …Continue Reading Westfield River – A treasure trove of outdoor opportunities