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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rivers to fish in 2012 Posted on Feb 29

Rivers to fish in 2012

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Each winter, I create a wish list of which Massachusetts rivers and streams I’m itching to fish once the spring flows recede and aquatic insect activity perks up. This kind   …Continue Reading Rivers to fish in 2012

Weekly outdoor events – 2/27/12 Posted on Feb 27

Weekly outdoor events – 2/27/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio On Tuesday, please join the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s chief of Hatcheries, Ken Simmons, for a discussion about Trout Stream Insects.  This talk will be especially pertinent for those interested in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 2/27/12

Weekly outdoor events – 2/20/12 Posted on Feb 22

Weekly outdoor events – 2/20/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio In honor of George Washington’s love for nature, we have a plethora of events, workshops and activities to get you outside this week!  The Department of Conservation and Recreation is hosting a   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 2/20/12

Sweet potato valentines and keeping healthly in 2012 Posted on Feb 14

Sweet potato valentines and keeping healthly in 2012

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Last month, DCR Commissioner Lambert and I blogged about a new partnership to encourage people to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout 2012. To this end, I made a personal pledge to lose   …Continue Reading Sweet potato valentines and keeping healthly in 2012

Weekly outdoor events – 2/13/12 Posted on Feb 13

Weekly outdoor events – 2/13/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio The Department of Conservation and Recreation and MassWildlife are offering you a week of wintry wildlife exploration! On February 18 and 19, the staff of MassWildlife will be holding a county show   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 2/13/12

Weekly outdoor events – 2/6/12 Posted on Feb 6

Weekly outdoor events – 2/6/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio Come hike with us on February 7, under the illumination of a Full Snow Moon.  Also called the Full Hunger Moon or Little Famine Moon, the full moon during the month of   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 2/6/12

PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife Posted on Feb 1

PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Tom French truly is a cool guy. He’s collared black bears in the woods, inspected peregrine falcon nests from high above the Boston city skyline and has shooed away   …Continue Reading PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife