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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.

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