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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes Posted on Dec 31

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio Happy New Year! Did you resolve to get outside more and be more active this year? Get started on your goals immediately with these three events and First Day Hikes:   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye Posted on Dec 28

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Time-lapse nature photography has been used to track the Aurora Borealis, the retreat of glaciers, the migration of sea turtles and the growth of giant pumpkins. The Huffington Post compiles   …Continue Reading Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

Bangin’ Chowda Posted on Dec 26

Bangin’ Chowda

  This seafood chowder, from Jill Carr of the MarineFisheries Habitat Project, is a favorite with friends and family. It is a required course at all gatherings, especially the holidays! Any preferred seafood can be used and adventurous eating is encouraged. Ingredients:  1 ½ cups   …Continue Reading Bangin’ Chowda

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks Posted on Dec 24

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Already felt like you’ve spent too much time indoors this season? Feeling stressed about the holidays? Walk off the winter blues this week with these three programs: The We Walk   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce Posted on Dec 19

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio This week’s tasty meal is the creation of Erin Burke, DMF’s Protected Species Specialist. This dish is addictively delicious and without fail, is always gobbled up during the holidays! Ingredients: 1 ½   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce

Weekly Outdoor Events December 17-December 23: Winter Solstice Celebration! Posted on Dec 17

Weekly Outdoor Events December 17-December 23: Winter Solstice Celebration!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio The Winter Solstice is this Friday, December 21st, which marks the shortest day of the year. Celebrate winter and the days getting longer again by walking through the great outdoors   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 17-December 23: Winter Solstice Celebration!

PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones Posted on Dec 14

PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Ever wonder what happens to discovered shipwrecks? Or what about a sunken light house or even old glass bottles found in the Connecticut River? Meet Vic Mastone, the guy in   …Continue Reading PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller Posted on Dec 12

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Throughout this holiday season, we will be posting some favorite seafood recipes submitted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) staff. Check back each week for tasty holiday dish ideas! The   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events Posted on Dec 10

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week offers a variety of outdoor events, ranging from education to straight up fun! Enjoy the following activities: If you’re looking for some ice skating excitement, then the Adaptive   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events

Weekly Outdoor Events December 3-December 9: Family Fun in December Posted on Dec 3

Weekly Outdoor Events December 3-December 9: Family Fun in December

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio An important part of the holiday season is spending time with your family and friends, so why not spend some quality time with your loved ones enjoying all that nature   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 3-December 9: Family Fun in December