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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards Posted on Sep 29

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio My annual summer vacation with a large group of friends and our families on Martha’s Vineyard allows time for a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling, beachcombing, kayaking and   …Continue Reading Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 27

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio The Big E continues this week, running until October 2! Also known as the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E is the Northeast’s largest agricultural fair that features crafts,   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Posted on Sep 23

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Staff from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration have been out in the field over the past several weeks documenting the effects of Tropical Storm Irene   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 22

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio With fall officially underway, there are a lot of great events to get you outside this season and connected with the environment! Tonight, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Adventures in Alewife Brook Posted on Sep 13

Adventures in Alewife Brook

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Recently a colleague and I visited the Alewife Brook in Essex and peered into what looked like granite boxes and found glass eels, phoebe nests, rainbow trout, and ebony jewelwings.   …Continue Reading Adventures in Alewife Brook

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 12

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Join biologists and foresters from MassWildlife this Thursday, September 15, for a Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Falmouth from 6:30   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean! Posted on Sep 9

COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean!

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 This September, I invite you to join thousands of volunteers across the state who will participate in COASTSWEEP 2011 – a   …Continue Reading COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean!

From the Field: Bass Surveys—An Electrifying Experience Posted on Sep 7

From the Field: Bass Surveys—An Electrifying Experience

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Recently, I spent a fascinating day with MassWildlife fisheries biologists and technicians on Lake Congamond in Southwick. Our task was to collect information on bass in one of the most popular bodies of water for bass fishing   …Continue Reading From the Field: Bass Surveys—An Electrifying Experience

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 5

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Bring your imagination with you this Sunday, September 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. as DCR Park Rangers tell exciting campfire stories at DAR State Forest. Enjoy marshmallows and the   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Take your Food Shopping Outside! Posted on Sep 2

Take your Food Shopping Outside!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio With the local harvest season well underway, now is the perfect time to take your shopping to the great outdoors and enjoy the bounty of Massachusetts farmers’ hard work. A recent trip   …Continue Reading Take your Food Shopping Outside!