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Category Archives: Conservation

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye Posted on Dec 28

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Time-lapse nature photography has been used to track the Aurora Borealis, the retreat of glaciers, the migration of sea turtles and the growth of giant pumpkins. The Huffington Post compiles   …Continue Reading Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones Posted on Dec 14

PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Ever wonder what happens to discovered shipwrecks? Or what about a sunken light house or even old glass bottles found in the Connecticut River? Meet Vic Mastone, the guy in   …Continue Reading PROFILE: Vic Mastone — The Underwater Indiana Jones

Celebrating America Recycles Day Posted on Nov 15

Celebrating America Recycles Day

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 Today, I’m pleased to announce that 118 cities, towns, regional groups and non-profits have received grants totaling more than $2.07 million   …Continue Reading Celebrating America Recycles Day

Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down Posted on Nov 12

Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Want to slow down this weekend? Or maybe just the opposite? From a gentle walk to exhilarating dog sledding, choose the pace of your weekend with the following outdoor events:   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 12-November 18: Speed Up or Slow Down

Urban River Revival Posted on Nov 7

Urban River Revival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Standing on the banks of the Malden River below the famous Anthony’s restaurant – where the river pokes its head out of a long, dark culvert, it’s intriguing to imagine   …Continue Reading Urban River Revival

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

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration Posted on Aug 9

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

Mark Albano Social Media Intern, Department of Fish and Game View Marks's Bio Earlier this summer, I drove to the Charles River boat access ramp on Woerd Avenue in Waltham to watch the release of 500,000 American shad larvae, in the first of many stockings   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

Weekly outdoor events: Enjoy the arts Posted on Jul 31

Weekly outdoor events: Enjoy the arts

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Get outdoors and celebrate the arts this week with some great family events! From live music to dancing, sand sculptures and crafts, there’s something to spark your creativity while enjoying   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events: Enjoy the arts

Saving the whales Posted on Jul 10

Saving the whales

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio While most people gazing at the ocean near Chatham have been looking for white sharks, two endangered humpback whales are fortunate that people on the water nearby were looking at them instead. Two different   …Continue Reading Saving the whales

Video of the week: Explore our community parks Posted on Jun 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Just in time for summer, Massachusetts EEA Secretary Richard Sullivan talks about Massachusetts' community parks and shares some recent images from across the state of recently built or upgraded parks.   …Continue Reading Video of the week: Explore our community parks