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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Aug 29

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Enjoy some music this weekend at the Hyde Park Jazz Fest. This Saturday, September 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., local award winning artists will help you celebrate Labor Day   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Preparing for Irene’s arrival Posted on Aug 26

Preparing for Irene’s arrival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Hurricane Irene is bearing down on Massachusetts and may pack 12 inches of rain, a coastal storm surge and plenty of ferocious winds. Depending how these threats develop in the   …Continue Reading Preparing for Irene’s arrival

7th Annual Hub On Wheels 2011 Posted on Aug 25

7th Annual Hub On Wheels 2011

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Once again, it’s time to check your gears, tune up your brakes and get ready to ride for this year’s 7th Annual Hub On Wheels. The Department of Conservation and   …Continue Reading 7th Annual Hub On Wheels 2011

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Aug 22

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Calling all children ages 6 and up! This Saturday, August 27, join a DCR ranger on a wildlife safari from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Get ready to prowl woods and   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Accessible summer activities Posted on Aug 16

Accessible summer activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program provides information to people of all abilities with accessible outdoor activities, accessible parks and beaches, and locations of accessible recreation equipment.   …Continue Reading Accessible summer activities

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Aug 15

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Have a bike and must travel? This Saturday, August 20, follow a DCR ranger on a 10-mile bike trail from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Upper Charles River Greenway   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Aug 9

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Did you know Stony Brook Reservation was one of the first parks protected under the establishment of the state park system in Massachusetts in 1893? This Sunday, August 14, join   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod Posted on Aug 4

Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio This week I announced the designation of a new No Discharge Area (NDA) in Outer Cape Cod. Designating an area an NDA prohibits boats and other vehicles from dumping waste and   …Continue Reading Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Aug 1

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Visit the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Mt. Greylock State Reservation this Saturday, August 6 and hike to the summit of Massachusetts’ highest peak to enjoy an evening of   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events