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Category Archives: Safety

Shark Safety Tips Posted on Jun 18

Shark Safety Tips

When people think, “Massachusetts,” most people don’t think, “shark.”As the weather gets warmer, many sharks migrate to New England waters. Consequently, as the ocean doubles as our playground and their home, we at the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) have provided information and a few   …Continue Reading Shark Safety Tips

Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts Posted on May 18

Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With Memorial Day approaching, the Patrick-Murray Administration has proclaimed May 18-24 Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts as part of a national campaign to encourage safe boating practices. A personal floatation device, or lifejacket, may be   …Continue Reading Safe Boating Week in Massachusetts

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye Posted on Dec 28

Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Time-lapse nature photography has been used to track the Aurora Borealis, the retreat of glaciers, the migration of sea turtles and the growth of giant pumpkins. The Huffington Post compiles   …Continue Reading Ecological Restoration in the Blink of an Eye

Rapids are always changing Posted on May 25

Rapids are always changing

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio At last spring showers are falling and rivers are back on the rise. Rising water is often the trigger for our migratory fish to start swimming upstream in search of   …Continue Reading Rapids are always changing

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters Posted on May 18

Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio May 19-26 is Safe Boating Week and with Memorial Day approaching, we at the Massachusetts Environmental Police are urging boaters to make this a safe boating season. A personal floatation device, or lifejacket, may be   …Continue Reading Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12 Posted on May 7

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Opportunities for family friendly fishing continue this week! This is your chance to enjoy the natural resources and beauty of our Commonwealth and to connect with other anglers. Weekend fishing   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/7/12

Cold weather safety tips Posted on Dec 9

Cold weather safety tips

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Soon, winter jackets and snow boots will begin to reappear and it’s important to remember that your clothing is not the only thing that needs to be adjusted with   …Continue Reading Cold weather safety tips

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Posted on Sep 23

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Staff from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration have been out in the field over the past several weeks documenting the effects of Tropical Storm Irene   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Preparing for Irene’s arrival Posted on Aug 26

Preparing for Irene’s arrival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Hurricane Irene is bearing down on Massachusetts and may pack 12 inches of rain, a coastal storm surge and plenty of ferocious winds. Depending how these threats develop in the   …Continue Reading Preparing for Irene’s arrival

Boating and Swimming Safety Tips Posted on Jul 15

Boating and Swimming Safety Tips

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With the summer season in full swing, I want to take the time to refresh your memory on boating and water safety. While you’re out enjoying our coastal and inland waters, I want to encourage   …Continue Reading Boating and Swimming Safety Tips