This is the first in a series of blog posts on the investments the Patrick Administration has made in parks, outdoor recreation and the people our parks programs affect. Governor Patrick likes to say that “policy only matters at the point that it touches people.” …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield
The signs that winter is approaching are here: colder temperatures, shorter days and public skating! That’s right – public skating begins at Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks on Wednesday, November 27th. DCR owns 42 rinks across the Commonwealth and this year, many DCR …Continue Reading Winter is Coming: DCR Ice Rinks Open Nov. 27!
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
When was the last time you took time to stop and smell the roses? This week, reopen your eyes to the true beauty that makes up the world. On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m., explore Myles Standish State Forest to catch a glimpse of …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: The Earth and Beyond – June 10-16
Recess is one of the most important times in a child’s life, a time for exploration and hands-on education. My recesses were usually comprised of dirty hands, frogs, worms, and other many-legged living creatures. Unfortunately, as you get older, recess slowly starts to disappear, becoming …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Coexisting with Critters – June 3-9, 2013
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
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has deep roots in the preservation of the Massachusetts landscape, growing from the former Metropolitan Park System (1893), the nation’s first regional park system, and from one of the country’s first state parks systems (1898). Built over a …Continue Reading Preserving the Massachusetts Landscape
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?
Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio I’m pleased to announce the kickoff of Historic Preservation Month in Massachusetts and throughout the country. DCR is once again celebrating through the month of May by showcasing its preservation efforts …Continue Reading Celebrating Historic Preservation Month
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!