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Category Archives: Canoeing

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife Posted on Apr 25

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife

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

Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh Posted on Apr 20

Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This is the first 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 critical resource   …Continue Reading Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh

Rivers to fish in 2012 Posted on Feb 29

Rivers to fish in 2012

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Each winter, I create a wish list of which Massachusetts rivers and streams I’m itching to fish once the spring flows recede and aquatic insect activity perks up. This kind   …Continue Reading Rivers to fish in 2012

Adventures in Alewife Brook Posted on Sep 13

Adventures in Alewife Brook

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Recently a colleague and I visited the Alewife Brook in Essex and peered into what looked like granite boxes and found glass eels, phoebe nests, rainbow trout, and ebony jewelwings.   …Continue Reading Adventures in Alewife Brook

Boating and Swimming Safety Tips Posted on Jul 15

Boating and Swimming Safety Tips

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With the summer season in full swing, I want to take the time to refresh your memory on boating and water safety. While you’re out enjoying our coastal and inland waters, I want to encourage   …Continue Reading Boating and Swimming Safety Tips

5th annual Great Park Pursuit Posted on Jul 5

5th annual Great Park Pursuit

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Great Park Pursuit. As part of DCR’s No Child Left Inside initiative, The Great Park Pursuit 2011   …Continue Reading 5th annual Great Park Pursuit

Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen! Posted on May 25

Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen!

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio On the first weekend in June, I invite any interested women to join me in Becket with other women who want to learn some great outdoor skills such as archery, bird watching, canoeing, Dutch-oven   …Continue Reading Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen!

Weekly outdoor events Posted on May 23

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio This Saturday, May 28, explore Belle Isle Marsh by canoe with the Department of Conservation and Recreation! Dress in quick-drying clothing and bring binoculars if you have them. MassWildlife’s Angler   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events