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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jan 31

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate’s Bio Saturday, head over to Dunn State Park in Gardner for accessible snowshoeing, kicksledding, cross-country skiing, ice skating and more at DCR’s Universal Access Winter Festival. On Friday, Project WILD heads   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Winter outdoor safety tips Posted on Jan 27

Winter outdoor safety tips

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With the winter’s snow and brisk weather comes an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. Whether you are fishing, snowmobiling, skiing or hunting, remember to make safety your top priority. Our officers are outdoors this   …Continue Reading Winter outdoor safety tips

FIELD REPORT: Flying with eagles, a record-breaking day Posted on Jan 26

FIELD REPORT: Flying with eagles, a record-breaking day

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio On January 7, I accompanied David Fuller, MassWildlife District Wildlife Biologist, on a helicopter survey during the annual midwinter bald eagle survey. My role was to scan the skies and the trees for eagles along 70 miles of the   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Flying with eagles, a record-breaking day

Engage with us about The Great Outdoors Posted on Jan 25

Engage with us about The Great Outdoors

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio As I take the helm at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, I’m looking forward to sharing with you   …Continue Reading Engage with us about The Great Outdoors

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jan 24

Weekly outdoor events

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel’s Bio Educators, check out the Project WILD/Aquatic WILD workshop this Friday to learn about terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and ecosystems. (If you miss it, don’t worry, there will be another session   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

FIELD REPORT: Duck Boxes on Ice! Posted on Jan 19

FIELD REPORT: Duck Boxes on Ice!

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio While wood ducks are wintering in warm, southern climes, MassWildlife biologists and technicians are braving chilly winter temperatures on icy ponds, marshes, and other wetlands evaluating the condition of wood duck boxes and replacing boxes (or box   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Duck Boxes on Ice!

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jan 18

Weekly outdoor events

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio Early childhood educators, don’t miss the Growing up WILD workshop in Oxford, focusing on terrestrial wildlife and ecosystems. On Sunday, Borderland State Park in North Easton will be providing hot   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Try cross country skiing with kids Posted on Jan 13

Try cross country skiing with kids

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio I have been downhill skiing with my daughter and son (ages 11 and 7) for several years but was reluctant to introduce them to cross country skiing, worrying that they would   …Continue Reading Try cross country skiing with kids

Accessible winter activities Posted on Jan 12

Accessible winter activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) has put together a Winter 2011 schedule with many wonderful adaptive recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and their families and friends to enjoy indoors and out   …Continue Reading Accessible winter activities

Take the family ice fishing in eastern Massachusetts Posted on Jan 11

Take the family ice fishing in eastern Massachusetts

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Recently, I wrote about ice fishing in central and western Massachusetts and today I am adding information about the eastern part of the state including recommended hot spots suggested by MassWildlife   …Continue Reading Take the family ice fishing in eastern Massachusetts