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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12 Posted on Jan 30

Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made? If you already know, would you like to make your own?  If your answer is yes, then consider registering for DCR’s   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12

Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt Posted on Jan 26

Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio You just found out your local town clerk or other favorite license vendor is no longer selling hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses. That’s because the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has eliminated handwritten licenses, permits, and   …Continue Reading Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt

Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23 Posted on Jan 23

Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio On Saturday, January 28, grab your hiking shoes and go on an easy hike back in time to explore a historic winter wonderland where elite athletes would come to perform   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23

A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach Posted on Jan 21

A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio   On January 1st, 2012, the Departments of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Public Health (DPH), and Agricultural Resources   …Continue Reading A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach

Weekly outdoors events 1/16/12 Posted on Jan 17

Weekly outdoors events 1/16/12

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio On Sunday, January 22 head to the Hammond Pond Reservation in Newton at 1 pm for the Winter Ramble! Join a DCR ranger on a winter stroll through the wooded trails   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoors events 1/16/12

An ode to river protection Posted on Jan 12

An ode to river protection

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Recently, I attended the annual meeting of the  Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (AMWS). The theme of the AMWS conference was The Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act – a 15-year Retrospective.   …Continue Reading An ode to river protection

Weekly outdoor events 1/9 Posted on Jan 11

Weekly outdoor events 1/9

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Happy New Year!  It’s time to do something about those New Year’s resolutions.  This week, we have a few events to get you motivated. On Saturday, January 14, DCR’s Borderland State   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 1/9

New Year’s resolution: buy an environmental license plate Posted on Jan 9

New Year’s resolution: buy an environmental license plate

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio Perhaps you were waiting at a traffic light or walking through a parking lot when you saw the Whale Tail license plate and thought to yourself, “I really ought to get one of those.”   …Continue Reading New Year’s resolution: buy an environmental license plate