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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rapids are always changing Posted on May 25

Rapids are always changing

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio At last spring showers are falling and rivers are back on the rise. Rising water is often the trigger for our migratory fish to start swimming upstream in search of   …Continue Reading Rapids are always changing

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/21/12 Posted on May 21

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/21/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This is the week to take a good look around and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds you.  There are paddle trips this week on the DCR’s Blackstone River, the Ipswich River,   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/21/12

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters Posted on May 18

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio May 19-26 is Safe Boating Week and with Memorial Day approaching, we at the Massachusetts Environmental Police are urging boaters to make this a safe boating season. A personal floatation device, or lifejacket, may be   …Continue Reading Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Posted on May 15

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna’s Bio Each year, 45 agricultural fairs are held all across the Commonwealth, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. While fair activities differ from event to event, most include live music, farm exhibits, arts   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

Preserving History in the Parks Posted on May 15

Preserving History in the Parks

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio When you think of parks do you envision a wooded trail along a rocky precipice or a long boardwalk to a sandy beach? Well, you should also picture historic farms and   …Continue Reading Preserving History in the Parks

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12 Posted on May 14

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This week, take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration (DER). DER sponsors weekly events to give you the chance to explore some Massachusetts’s pristine wetlands reserves.   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh Posted on May 11

Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh

Lisa Berry Engler Metro Boston Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Bays Program (MassBays) View Lisa's Bio   This is the second post in a series about the Great Marsh. Be sure to check back to learn more about how you can enjoy and protect this wonderful and   …Continue Reading Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks Posted on May 9

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio With spring upon us, many people are looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. One of the best ways to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Massachusetts and   …Continue Reading Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks

Header Template- Lisa Berry-Engler Posted on May 8

Header Template- Lisa Berry-Engler

Lisa Berry Engler Metro Boston Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Bays Program (MassBays) View Lisa’s Bio

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12 Posted on May 7

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Opportunities for family friendly fishing continue this week! This is your chance to enjoy the natural resources and beauty of our Commonwealth and to connect with other anglers. Weekend fishing   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12