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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ice fishing in western and central Massachusetts Posted on Dec 16

Ice fishing in western and central Massachusetts

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio With the arrival of cold weather, I recently checked in with MassWildlife district supervisors, fisheries biologists and other staff for their recommendations about hot spots for ice fishing in Massachusetts. They   …Continue Reading Ice fishing in western and central Massachusetts

More outdoor holiday gift ideas Posted on Dec 15

More outdoor holiday gift ideas

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio This holiday season is whizzing by! And as always, there will be last-minute things to buy. To help you along, we have DCR to the rescue! What outdoor enthusiast wouldn’t like a   …Continue Reading More outdoor holiday gift ideas

Outdoor events update 12/14 Posted on Dec 14

Outdoor events update 12/14

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel’s Bio Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord will be holding story time for young children on Thursday, featuring readings about Thoreau and the natural world. For adults, try a Thoreau Ramble   …Continue Reading Outdoor events update 12/14

Christmas tree as fresh as you can get Posted on Dec 10

Christmas tree as fresh as you can get

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares’ 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 rgb(0, 0, 0) !important;} #flickr_icon_td {padding:0 5px 0 0 !important;} .flickr_badge_image {text-align:center !important;} .flickr_badge_image img   …Continue Reading Christmas tree as fresh as you can get

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays Posted on Dec 7

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Here are some ideas for a wildlife-related gift for the outdoor or wildlife enthusiasts of all ages on your holiday gift list! For more information on these items or to order publications call our MassWildlife Field Office   …Continue Reading Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Outdoor events update 12/6 Posted on Dec 6

Outdoor events update 12/6

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel’s Bio On Tuesday, visit the Waquoit Bay Reserve on Cape Cod to learn about sustainable holidays as part of an ongoing series on reducing your nitrogen footprint. On Thursday, head out   …Continue Reading Outdoor events update 12/6

Outdoor events update 12/2 Posted on Dec 2

Outdoor events update 12/2

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel’s Bio Get into December by heading out to North Adams Saturday afternoon to learn about the history of puppets in the “Pulling Strings” program. And on Sunday, get into the spirit   …Continue Reading Outdoor events update 12/2

Briggsville dam removal Posted on Dec 2

Briggsville dam removal

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Usually The Great Outdoors blog presents opportunities to see nature at its fullest and most picturesque. Well, if you want to witness nature being reborn, you can visit one   …Continue Reading Briggsville dam removal