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Accessible Winter Activities Posted on Dec 21

Accessible Winter Activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is kicking off its Universal Access Program winter activities season! Running through March, this program was created to make outdoor recreation in   …Continue Reading Accessible Winter Activities

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Posted on Sep 23

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Staff from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration have been out in the field over the past several weeks documenting the effects of Tropical Storm Irene   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 12

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Join biologists and foresters from MassWildlife this Thursday, September 15, for a Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Falmouth from 6:30   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Accessible summer activities Posted on Aug 16

Accessible summer activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program provides information to people of all abilities with accessible outdoor activities, accessible parks and beaches, and locations of accessible recreation equipment.   …Continue Reading Accessible summer activities

Local wood for good Posted on Jul 29

Local wood for good

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio You don’t have to live in the country to be a farmer – you can grow crops outside in the city too. Launched in 2007, Build-a-Garden teaches city residents square-foot growing methods   …Continue Reading Local wood for good

Mmmm…local apple cider Posted on Feb 24

Mmmm…local apple cider

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Agriculture is a 24/7 365-days-a-year kind of business and farmers are reminding snow lovers this winter season that local products are available in the colder months. School vacation week is a good   …Continue Reading Mmmm…local apple cider

Accessible winter activities Posted on Jan 12

Accessible winter activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) has put together a Winter 2011 schedule with many wonderful adaptive recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and their families and friends to enjoy indoors and out   …Continue Reading Accessible winter activities

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail Posted on Sep 3

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Gary Briere Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Gary's Bio For many people, recreation includes testing their personal limits. Spend a little time in any Massachusetts state park, forest or reservation, and you will find people of all ages, sizes and   …Continue Reading Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Late summer accessible canoeing, kayaking and horse backriding Posted on Aug 26

Late summer accessible canoeing, kayaking and horse backriding

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio Whatever you do, do not let summer end without trying some of DCR’s accessible recreation opportunities. Tomorrow, for instance, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP)   …Continue Reading Late summer accessible canoeing, kayaking and horse backriding

Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend Posted on Jun 4

Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio If you live in the greater Boston area, you won't want to miss DCR’s Accessible Recreation Fair this Saturday, June 5. It is the place to find out about summer   …Continue Reading Accessible outdoor activities event this weekend