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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekly outdoor events: 6/25/12 Posted on Jun 25

Weekly outdoor events: 6/25/12

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio As your summer season gets into full swing, be sure to check out some exciting outdoor events this week. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events: 6/25/12

Video of the week: Explore our community parks Posted on Jun 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Just in time for summer, Massachusetts EEA Secretary Richard Sullivan talks about Massachusetts' community parks and shares some recent images from across the state of recently built or upgraded parks.   …Continue Reading Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Paddling the Squannacook River Posted on Jun 20

Paddling the Squannacook River

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Last June, I kayaked a portion of the Squannacook River, a cold river which wends its way from the towns of Townsend, Groton and Shirley. My first experience with this river was in the mid-1980’s as a   …Continue Reading Paddling the Squannacook River

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/18/12! Posted on Jun 18

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/18/12!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio This week marks the official start to the summer season! To start the season off right, be sure to check out some solstice celebrations close to your area. In South   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 6/18/12!

Wildly popular black bear ends his Cape Cod vacation Posted on Jun 14

Wildly popular black bear ends his Cape Cod vacation

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio After making his way down Cape Cod, a wandering black bears' extended Cape vacation has finally come to an end. Throughout his two week trip, which began on Memorial   …Continue Reading Wildly popular black bear ends his Cape Cod vacation

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/11/12! Posted on Jun 11

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/11/12!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio The sun is finally out again and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and experience some great events close to you! This weekend, June 16 – 17, the Thoreau   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 6/11/12!

Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month! Posted on Jun 5

Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Julia Grimaldi, DAR’s Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board Coordinator, and I want to wish you Happy June Dairy Month! Did you know that milk is the top source of calcium in the diet?   …Continue Reading Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month!

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/5/12! Posted on Jun 5

Weekly Outdoor Events 6/5/12!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio June is Great Outdoors Month! Celebrate by attending some of the events hosted by the Department of Conservation and Recreation happening this week and throughout the summer. Always consult   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 6/5/12!

Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month Posted on Jun 1

Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month

Mary GriffinCommissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Edward M. Lambert Jr.Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)View Commissioner Lambert's Bio With the summer season approaching, Governor Patrick proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month! It is a great opportunity to celebrate all that   …Continue Reading Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month