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Stop invasive zebra mussels this boating season Posted on May 26

Stop invasive zebra mussels this boating season

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill’s Bio Boating and fishing are great activities for the whole family. With the discovery of highly invasive zebra mussels in Laurel Lake last summer, boaters need to be especially careful when transporting boats between lakes   …Continue Reading Stop invasive zebra mussels this boating season

FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt Posted on May 21

FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio At 4:30 a.m. on May 3, I joined nine women and six guides for a turkey hunt in Devens sponsored by MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) program. Fueled by coffee and a   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt

Saddling up for horseback riding Posted on Apr 20

Saddling up for horseback riding

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio As any horse hobbyist will tell you, great outdoor adventures and horseback riding are synonymous! DAR’s Linda Harrod offers some great tips to prospective horse enthusiasts that start with riding lessons from   …Continue Reading Saddling up for horseback riding

Outdoor events for school vacation week Posted on Apr 17

Outdoor events for school vacation week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio The phrase “school vacation week” conjures a lot of images and – admit it – some are better than others: happy kids sleeping in, commuter traffic lighter in the mornings, and then,   …Continue Reading Outdoor events for school vacation week

PHOTO POST: Skating for all Posted on Mar 17

PHOTO POST: Skating for all

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey's Bio I took these photographs while attending a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) universal access event at Mt. Tom in Holyoke on Feb. 6, 2010. Click here for more information about upcoming   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Skating for all

PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton Posted on Feb 16

PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey’s Bio Lindsey took these photographs during an ice fishing derby on the Connecticut River at the Easthampton Rod & Gun Club in Easthampton on Jan. 24, 2010. Click here for MassWildlife’s calendar   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Ice fishing derby in Easthampton

Ice fishing for beginners Posted on Feb 2

Ice fishing for beginners

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Two weekends ago, I got out for a successful day of ice fishing with my wife and kids at Baldpate Pond in Boxford. Ice fishing is one of my favorite outdoor   …Continue Reading Ice fishing for beginners

PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills Posted on Jan 28

PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey’s Bio Lindsey took these photographs while attending Winterfest at the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton on Jan. 16, 2010. Click here for more information about the Blue Hills Ski Area. Click   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills

Stay safe on the ice Posted on Jan 18

Stay safe on the ice

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio With the recent bone-chilling temperatures, many bodies of water iced over and ice fishermen, skaters and others are impatient to get out on the ice. Before venturing onto any frozen water body, here are some common sense   …Continue Reading Stay safe on the ice

Winter outdoor adventures for women Posted on Jan 15

Winter outdoor adventures for women

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio Next weekend – January 22 through 24, 2010 – the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program are sponsoring a Women’s Wellness Weekend. Instructors from the MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program will be   …Continue Reading Winter outdoor adventures for women