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Winter Boating and Hunting Tips Posted on Jan 23

Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

In light of recent cold water boating tragedies in the Commonwealth, and as we find ourselves in the midst of another cold snap, it’s important to remind boaters and hunters of some facts and tips for surviving the outdoors in frigid temperatures. Safe Boating in   …Continue Reading Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

Video of the week: Explore our community parks Posted on Jun 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Just in time for summer, Massachusetts EEA Secretary Richard Sullivan talks about Massachusetts' community parks and shares some recent images from across the state of recently built or upgraded parks.   …Continue Reading Video of the week: Explore our community parks

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

The spirit of spring Posted on Mar 29

The spirit of spring

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio Although it has been a relatively mild winter, signs of spring still ignite positive energies and excitement within the Commonwealth.  Lunch breaks take a little longer and the walk to your T   …Continue Reading The spirit of spring

A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach Posted on Jan 21

A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio   On January 1st, 2012, the Departments of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Public Health (DPH), and Agricultural Resources   …Continue Reading A healthy 2012: practicing what we preach

Accessible Winter Activities Posted on Dec 21

Accessible Winter Activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is kicking off its Universal Access Program winter activities season! Running through March, this program was created to make outdoor recreation in   …Continue Reading Accessible Winter Activities

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

Weekly outdoor events 11/13 Posted on Nov 14

Weekly outdoor events 11/13

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Contrary to my previous post, this week is a busy one, boasting several fun events!  On Wednesday, November 16 at 3 p.m., DCR Headquarters in Revere is hosting ‘Hovering hummingbirds’.  Join DCR   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/13

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

5th annual Great Park Pursuit Posted on Jul 5

5th annual Great Park Pursuit

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Great Park Pursuit. As part of DCR’s No Child Left Inside initiative, The Great Park Pursuit 2011   …Continue Reading 5th annual Great Park Pursuit