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Monthly Archives: June 2011

The river and the razor Posted on Jun 28

The river and the razor

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio While the Big Bad Bruins are the talk of the town and rightfully so – the New England Patriots have bragging rights in Massachusetts for sustainable design and in   …Continue Reading The river and the razor

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jun 27

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Celebrate the earth this Friday, July 1, 2011 at the DCR's Mount Greylock State Reservation in Lanesborough by listening to a free concert by Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble from   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Massachusetts Environmental Police offer new boating safety classes Posted on Jun 24

Massachusetts Environmental Police offer new boating safety classes

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio Now that it’s officially summer, it’s time to get out on the water! The Massachusetts Environmental Police want to help ensure safe summertime activities by offering free boating safety classes. Boat Massachusetts 2011 will focus   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Environmental Police offer new boating safety classes

Trailblazing for outdoorswomen Posted on Jun 23

Trailblazing for outdoorswomen

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio The Trailblazing Workshop for Outdoorswomen on July 16 and 17 at the Savoy State Forest - jointly sposored by the Department of Fish and Game's (DFG) Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife)   …Continue Reading Trailblazing for outdoorswomen

Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs Posted on Jun 22

Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs

Dan Clark Director of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection View Dan's Bio Many people are familiar with the haunting call of the Common Loon (Gavia immer) from trips to northern New England. These fascinating fowl were extirpated (absent   …Continue Reading Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jun 20

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio It’s Olympic Day this Saturday! Celebrated by thousands of people all over the world, Olympic Day honors the founding of the Olympic Games by promoting fitness and well-being, while also   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month Posted on Jun 16

Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month

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 As part of a national campaign to promote outdoor places and activities, Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month celebrating   …Continue Reading Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month

Banding falcons in downtown Boston Posted on Jun 15

Banding falcons in downtown Boston

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio When I walked into EEA for my first day as an intern last month, I had no idea I would end up at the top of the Marriott Custom House   …Continue Reading Banding falcons in downtown Boston

Endangered right whale season recap Posted on Jun 14

Endangered right whale season recap

Erin Burke Protected Species Specialist, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Erin's Bio The 2011 right whale season in Cape Cod Bay had our heads spinning! On several occasions in April, the aerial survey team documented over 100 individual right whales during each flight. This   …Continue Reading Endangered right whale season recap

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jun 13

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio It’s Father’s Day this weekend! Instead of the usual breakfast in bed, take your dad out for a nice summer hike on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events