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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!

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day! Posted on Apr 26

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Saturday, April 27, 2013 is Park Serve Day in Massachusetts. Park Serve Day is an initiative created by Governor Patrick to improve state recreational spaces throughout the Commonwealth by   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time! Posted on Apr 10

Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio The snow has melted for, hopefully, the last time this year. The birds are chirping. The sun is rising a little earlier every day. The temperature is on a steady climb. The   …Continue Reading Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Think Coastal, Act Global Posted on Oct 25

Think Coastal, Act Global

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio On October 11, 2012, the Boston skies were a brilliant blue, the temperatures hovered in the mid-60s, and the local weather   …Continue Reading Think Coastal, Act Global

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

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

Rapids are always changing Posted on May 25

Rapids are always changing

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

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters Posted on May 18

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio May 19-26 is Safe Boating Week and with Memorial Day approaching, we at the Massachusetts Environmental Police are urging boaters to make this a safe boating season. A personal floatation device, or lifejacket, may be   …Continue Reading Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12 Posted on May 14

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This week, take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration (DER). DER sponsors weekly events to give you the chance to explore some Massachusetts’s pristine wetlands reserves.   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh Posted on May 11

Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh

Lisa Berry Engler Metro Boston Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Bays Program (MassBays) View Lisa's Bio   This is the second post in a series about the Great Marsh. Be sure to check back to learn more about how you can enjoy and protect this wonderful and   …Continue Reading Kayaker’s Guide to the Great Marsh