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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

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

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!

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!

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter Posted on Feb 4

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio With the Superbowl over, it’s time to get off the sofa and back outside! On Saturday, February 9, head to Nickerson State Park at 9:45 a.m. to take a   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events Posted on Jan 28

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio On Saturday, February 2, learn how to fish the “hard water” at the Snows Pond Ice Fishing Festival in Charlton! The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari Posted on Jan 2

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Sure to make a calamari lover out of anyone who tries it, this recipe comes from Vincent Manfredi, a fisheries biologist with the Resource Assessment Project for MarineFisheries. This dish works wells   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Bangin’ Chowda Posted on Dec 26

Bangin’ Chowda

  This seafood chowder, from Jill Carr of the MarineFisheries Habitat Project, is a favorite with friends and family. It is a required course at all gatherings, especially the holidays! Any preferred seafood can be used and adventurous eating is encouraged. Ingredients:  1 ½ cups   …Continue Reading Bangin’ Chowda