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The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes? Posted on May 12

The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes?

Katie McGuire Press & Social Media Intern, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Katie's Bio When you grow up a Long Island kid, it’s pretty much understood that you will take swim lessons and you will find a teenage career in aquatics. From the   …Continue Reading The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes?

Weekend Outdoor Events: April 19-21 Posted on Apr 18

Weekend Outdoor Events: April 19-21

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio On Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., head over to the Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth for a day of gardening workshops and demonstrations. Spend Saturday brushing   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events: April 19-21

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month! Posted on Mar 5

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March is Massachusetts Maple Month and all this month we’re having events throughout the state to celebrate! This weekend celebrate Maple Sugar Festival at the Blue Hills Reservation in   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More! Posted on Feb 27

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio It’s Maple Sugar Days at the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park this weekend! On Saturday & Sunday, March 2 and 3, 11:00am – 2:00pm, park staff and   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun! Posted on Feb 19

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio Looking to get outside with the kids during the February school vacation week? On Thursday, February 21, you can learn about the wildlife that lives in and near your   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Animals Can Get Help This Tax Season Posted on Feb 1

Animals Can Get Help This Tax Season

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio There’s nothing that brings a smile to your face like watching a dog sprinting across a field to catch a flying Frisbee. Or glimpsing an adventurous cat prowling the garden for adventure.   …Continue Reading Animals Can Get Help This Tax Season

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

Celebrating “Green Friday” Posted on Nov 27

Celebrating “Green Friday”

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio As residents across the Commonwealth contemplated whether to repurpose their Thanksgiving leftovers or partake in the madness of “Black Friday”, I decided to take the obvious best choice and head to   …Continue Reading Celebrating “Green Friday”

Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit! Posted on Nov 26

Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week, work off all those leftover Thanksgiving calories and then get into the holiday spirit as we transition into December. Check out some of this week’s events: If you’re   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 26-December 2: Bring in the Holiday Spirit!

To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley. Posted on Oct 30

To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley.

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Sara Grimaldi & Cheryl Fletcher They don’t call it the “Happy Valley” for nothing! The Pioneer Valley made up of three counties: Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire; collectively feature much of New England's   …Continue Reading To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley.