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Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn Posted on Oct 29

Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Transitioning from fall to winter presents new opportunities to experience the outdoors. This week, discover, explore, and learn about the wilderness around you. See Borderland State Park like never before!   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn

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

Weekly Outdoor Events – October 22-28: Outdoor Family Fun! Posted on Oct 22

Weekly Outdoor Events – October 22-28: Outdoor Family Fun!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Bring your entire family outside this week to experience nature. Here are some events everyone will enjoy: Start out your family filled weekend on Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 pm   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – October 22-28: Outdoor Family Fun!

Weekly outdoor events October 15-21 Posted on Oct 15

Weekly outdoor events October 15-21

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week offers a variety of outdoor events ranging from the hills to the beach to the starry night sky!  Get outdoors mid-week with the weekly Nice & Easy Hike   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events October 15-21

Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall! Posted on Oct 10

Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Nothing’s better than taking a walk on a crisp, fall day surrounded by beautiful scenery. Check out the following programs that get you outside to experience fall. Take part   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall!

Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On! Posted on Sep 27

Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio What do Governor Deval Patrick, Sarah (pictured in the blue shorts) and little Aaliyah have in common? All love locally grown Massachusetts apples! This year’s apple crop yield is a good one    …Continue Reading Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On!

Weekly Outdoor Events: Celebrate the Beginning of Fall! Posted on Sep 24

Weekly Outdoor Events: Celebrate the Beginning of Fall!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio With fall underway, the Department of Conservation and Recreation is hosting three events this week to celebrate the season that signals the start of cooling temperatures, changing leaves, pumpkin   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Celebrate the Beginning of Fall!

Celebrate Massachusetts Agriculture Fairs Posted on Sep 15

Celebrate Massachusetts Agriculture Fairs

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio For 49 years, the Oakham Youth Agricultural Fair has been a place where girls, boys, young men and women come to show the animals, veggies and plants they’ve lovingly grown.  Eva   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Agriculture Fairs

Weekly outdoor events Aug 27-Sept 2: Hit the beach! Posted on Aug 27

Weekly outdoor events Aug 27-Sept 2: Hit the beach!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Enjoy the last days of August and spend some time by the beach with some great programs and events through Labor Day weekend! At  Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events Aug 27-Sept 2: Hit the beach!

Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September Posted on Aug 20

Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio This September, agricultural fairs across the Commonwealth will showcase the bounty of our local harvest and offer fun and entertainment for everyone, in addition to being a cultural and historical   …Continue Reading Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September