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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Living on the Wild Side Posted on Apr 27

Living on the Wild Side

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Wild food is not only local – it’s also available just for the taking, in many cases right in your own back yard! For those looking to add a   …Continue Reading Living on the Wild Side

Fish stocking at Jamaica Pond Posted on Apr 26

Fish stocking at Jamaica Pond

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio Recently, I saw what I’ve heard described as a rite of spring take place: the Annual Fish Stocking at Jamaica Pond. This event brings school children, along with state   …Continue Reading Fish stocking at Jamaica Pond

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Apr 25

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Come out to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Middlesex Fells this Saturday for a leisurely stroll around Spot Pond and a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate Posted on Apr 22

Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio April 22 marks Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been an opportunity for all of us to consider our impact on our planet. Many people rely on their cars to get around, but   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate

Happy Earth Day! Posted on Apr 22

Happy Earth Day!

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio Today, as we celebrate the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day, it is a time for us to honor the   …Continue Reading Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day 2011 Posted on Apr 21

Earth Day 2011

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Tomorrow commemorates the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day and Massachusetts residents can take part in a myriad of activities that celebrate the environment! Join in a community-wide   …Continue Reading Earth Day 2011

FIELD REPORT: Quabbin fish stocking Posted on Apr 21

FIELD REPORT: Quabbin fish stocking

Mary GriffinCommissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Edward M. Lambert Jr.Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)View Commissioner Lambert's Bio Monday, April 11th began with a long, early morning car ride to Quabbin Reservation Gate 8 in Pelham for a 9:30   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Quabbin fish stocking

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Apr 18

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Get in a morning hike this Wednesday in North Andover at Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Harold Parker State Forest. Explore the Charles River dam with DCR this Saturday and   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

River herring return Posted on Apr 15

River herring return

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Spring is here and early spring harbingers can be as frustrating as they are hopeful. The cheerful crocus top that optimistically appears one day can be buried in a   …Continue Reading River herring return

Get outside during April Vacation Week Posted on Apr 14

Get outside during April Vacation Week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio Beautiful spring weather has finally arrived. Now that it has, the Massachusetts state parks will be the place to be.  Fields and forests, lakes and streams – they are beautiful and interesting   …Continue Reading Get outside during April Vacation Week