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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Champion environmental education for our future green leaders Posted on May 17

Champion environmental education for our future green leaders

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio Last week, I went to DCR’s Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, where I had the privilege of sitting on the panel of judges for Massachusetts’ Envirothon. I couldn’t think   …Continue Reading Champion environmental education for our future green leaders

Weekly outdoor events Posted on May 16

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Let’s go fly a kite this at the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center in Milton – the oldest continually operating weather observancy. There will be an open house and   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

May is Wetlands Month, June is Rivers Month Posted on May 13

May is Wetlands Month, June is Rivers Month

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio There are over 190 marsh walks, river paddles and wetland hikes over the next two months. The Division of Ecological Restoration pulls this information together in one place so   …Continue Reading May is Wetlands Month, June is Rivers Month

Spring and summer family fishing festivals Posted on May 12

Spring and summer family fishing festivals

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio This spring and summer, MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program will host and/or offer support at a series of weekend family fishing festivals throughout the Commonwealth. At all of these events, Angler   …Continue Reading Spring and summer family fishing festivals

Weekly outdoor events Posted on May 9

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Go out birding with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in Brighton this Saturday. Spring is a great time for birding because migratory songbirds and more are returning to   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

On the lookout for aquatic invasive species Posted on May 5

On the lookout for aquatic invasive species

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio Each spring, boaters, kayakers, canoeists, and anglers all look forward to getting out on the lakes and rivers of Massachusetts to pursue their recreational interests. Before heading out, the public should be aware of   …Continue Reading On the lookout for aquatic invasive species

Weekly outdoor events Posted on May 3

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Join a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Ranger at the Sheepfold in the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a sunset hike to Bear Hill on Wednesday. Hikers will look for   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

FIELD REPORT: The Bear Facts Posted on May 3

FIELD REPORT: The Bear Facts

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Hip deep in the snow is DFW biologist Laura Hajduk and Dave Fuller at a den site located under a fallen tree. With spring in full swing, black bears have emerged from their dens and MassWildlife biologists   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: The Bear Facts