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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.

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!