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Earth Day 2011 Posted on Apr 21

Earth Day 2011

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Tomorrow commemorates the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day and Massachusetts residents can take part in a myriad of activities that celebrate the environment! Join in a community-wide   …Continue Reading Earth Day 2011

Get outside during April Vacation Week Posted on Apr 14

Get outside during April Vacation Week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio Beautiful spring weather has finally arrived. Now that it has, the Massachusetts state parks will be the place to be.  Fields and forests, lakes and streams – they are beautiful and interesting   …Continue Reading Get outside during April Vacation Week

Two restored rivers to fish Posted on Mar 4

Two restored rivers to fish

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Spring fever is mounting. You can tell because I just procured a new, but clearly vintage, 6’6” bamboo fly rod from eBay in anticipation of fishing more small streams   …Continue Reading Two restored rivers to fish

Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells Posted on Feb 17

Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio With all the snowfall already this year, it’s a wonder I haven’t seen snowshoes easing people’s weekday commute. Snowshoeing is an easy sport to pick up—just head to a Department   …Continue Reading Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays Posted on Dec 7

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Here are some ideas for a wildlife-related gift for the outdoor or wildlife enthusiasts of all ages on your holiday gift list! For more information on these items or to order publications call our MassWildlife Field Office   …Continue Reading Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Autumn outdoor safety Posted on Oct 8

Autumn outdoor safety

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Fall is a wonderful time to be outdoors with its dazzling colors, crisp air, and wildlife activity galore. Whether your passion is hiking, hunting, fishing, birding, or just taking in the scenery, a few common sense safety   …Continue Reading Autumn outdoor safety

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe Posted on Oct 1

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio This past weekend about 5,000 outdoor enthusiasts gathered in Sturbridge at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club for the Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society’s (FAWNS) Massachusetts Outdoor Expo. At the expo, known as The Big MOE,   …Continue Reading Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

Summer paddling adventures Posted on Jun 16

Summer paddling adventures

Tim Purinton Acting Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Keeping with the theme that June is Massachusetts Rivers Month, I wanted to highlight a couple of paddling guides that would inspire you to kayak a river or canoe   …Continue Reading Summer paddling adventures

Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space Posted on Jun 11

Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio This summer marks the fourth year of DCR’s Great Park Pursuit, a series of free adventures in Massachusetts state parks that has proven increasingly popular. During the first two years, we   …Continue Reading Disconnect from cyberspace, reconnect with open space

The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running Posted on Jun 9

The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio On May 16, the Mystic River Watershed Association combined several great activities into one day of fun in Somerville. The 14th Annual Herring Run & Paddle celebrated the Mystic River and the seasonal migration   …Continue Reading The Herring Weren’t the Only Ones Running