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Category Archives: Boating

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield Posted on Mar 18

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

This is the first in a series of blog posts on the investments the Patrick Administration has made in parks, outdoor recreation and the people our parks programs affect.  Governor Patrick likes to say that “policy only matters at the point that it touches people.”    …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

Winter Boating and Hunting Tips Posted on Jan 23

Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

In light of recent cold water boating tragedies in the Commonwealth, and as we find ourselves in the midst of another cold snap, it’s important to remind boaters and hunters of some facts and tips for surviving the outdoors in frigid temperatures. Safe Boating in   …Continue Reading Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

How To Become An Environmental Police Officer Posted on Oct 10

How To Become An Environmental Police Officer

If you love the outdoors and have an interest in activities like hunting and fishing,  , there is a career option that may be perfect for you. A Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer enforces all general laws of the Commonwealth that pertaining to the protection of natural   …Continue Reading How To Become An Environmental Police Officer

Sharing the Beach: Seals Posted on Jul 24

Sharing the Beach: Seals

When seals are mentioned, a fond picture usually comes to mind: big, lovable eyes, long, bristling whiskers on a twitching snout, and a fat, cuddly body. As adorable and welcoming as they look, for both your and the seals’ safety, they should be left to   …Continue Reading Sharing the Beach: Seals

Try Boating in Massachusetts This Summer Posted on Jul 15

Try Boating in Massachusetts This Summer

Breathe a sigh of relief – it’s finally summertime. For most of us, the summer means hot days and some vacation time. These hot days free from work and school are perfect times to take a trip to the water. Whether you choose a lake,   …Continue Reading Try Boating in Massachusetts This Summer

Weekly Outdoor Events: WWTD (What Would Thoreau Do?) May 27 – June 2 Posted on May 26

One day doesn’t seem enough for a celebration of the brave men and women who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. Frequently filled with burgers, hot dogs, and s’mores, Memorial Day weekend has become, simultaneously, a weekend-long celebration of that service   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: WWTD (What Would Thoreau Do?) May 27 – June 2

Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts Posted on May 18

Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With Memorial Day approaching, the Patrick-Murray Administration has proclaimed May 18-24 Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts as part of a national campaign to encourage safe boating practices. A personal floatation device, or lifejacket, may be   …Continue Reading Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 11-12! Posted on May 9

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 11-12!

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recently put out an events calendar marking May and June as “Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months” celebrating river- and wetland-related activities across   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 11-12!

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun! Posted on May 3

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio  On Saturday, May 4, head over to the Freetown State Forest and strap on your hiking boots and experience the vastness of the unbroken forest on a walk that   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun!

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5! Posted on May 2

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5!

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio As warmer spring weather draws outdoor enthusiasts to the Commonwealth’s wetlands and waterways, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recently put out an events calendar marking May and   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5!