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Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month!

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

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!

Rapids are always changing

Rapids are always changing posted on May 25

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

Calling all outdoors women

Calling all outdoors women posted on May 5

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Plans for Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) weekend are in full swing! Happening June 1-3, this is a great opportunity to have a fantastic weekend learning new outdoors skills and spend some quality   …Continue Reading Calling all outdoors women

Monster carp breaks state record!

Monster carp breaks state record! posted on May 2

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio “Someone in fisheries please come to the front office to weigh a fish.”  This kind of announcement over the PA system at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters isn’t unusual.  I didn’t pay much attention until one of our   …Continue Reading Monster carp breaks state record!

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife posted on Apr 25

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim’s Bio I am sure that our recent spate of summer-like weather has prompted many of you to pull out your canoe or kayak and get in some early-season paddling. Early spring   …Continue Reading Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife

The fantabulous egg

The fantabulous egg posted on Apr 5

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio A growing number of communities across the Commonwealth are “a-cluck” with backyard chickens, as home hobbyists try their hand at raising small flocks of poultry. There are more than 100 recognized breeds   …Continue Reading The fantabulous egg

Moose on the loose!

Moose on the loose! posted on Mar 28

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Saturday morning, I was driving to Princeton, when I came over a hill I spotted a cow moose and yearling calf who were crossing the road at the bottom of the hill (just 200 yards away)! I immediately slowed down   …Continue Reading Moose on the loose!

Redtail on the hunt

Redtail on the hunt posted on Mar 7

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Recently, I was hiking with family around a cranberry bog in Barnstable when we spotted a red-tailed hawk. The bird dove into the plant-filled bog, landed, and then “mantled” over the prey it had successfully caught.  Mantling   …Continue Reading Redtail on the hunt

A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach

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

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

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

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