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Celebrating Historic Preservation Month Posted on May 7

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month

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

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun! Posted on May 3

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun!

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!

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5! Posted on May 2

Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5!

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio As warmer spring weather draws outdoor enthusiasts to the Commonwealth’s wetlands and waterways, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) recently put out an events calendar marking May and   …Continue Reading Celebrate Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands – May 4-5!

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day! Posted on Apr 26

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Saturday, April 27, 2013 is Park Serve Day in Massachusetts. Park Serve Day is an initiative created by Governor Patrick to improve state recreational spaces throughout the Commonwealth by   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins! Posted on Mar 11

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March signals the beginning of March and there are a couple of events to get you out to enjoy it! Spring starts at Walden Pond! What better time than   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins!

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 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

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!

Urban River Revival Posted on Nov 7

Urban River Revival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Standing on the banks of the Malden River below the famous Anthony’s restaurant – where the river pokes its head out of a long, dark culvert, it’s intriguing to imagine   …Continue Reading Urban River Revival