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Massachusetts Agriculture Day Posted on Apr 4

Massachusetts Agriculture Day

  On Wednesday, March 26th, agriculture once again took center stage at the State House in Boston. Agriculture Day, also known as “Ag Day,” is the one day a year where farmers come together to focus legislative attention on agriculture.  The day is organized by   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Agriculture Day

MA Maple Weekend March 22 – 23: A perfect time to visit maple sugarhouses Posted on Mar 4

MA Maple Weekend March 22 – 23:  A perfect time to visit maple sugarhouses

Having visions of steam wafting from a warm, cozy sugarhouse? Anticipating the delicious taste of maple syrup? Then get excited, because March is Maple Month and all of your maple-centered madness will culminate at the first ever MA Maple Weekend on March 22 and 23.   …Continue Reading MA Maple Weekend March 22 – 23: A perfect time to visit maple sugarhouses

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January Posted on Jan 31

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

Each month, we will post the 2014 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar’s photo of the month. Featuring photos of Bay State farming, the calendar is available for purchase. All photos were taken by amateur photographers who won the annual Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest. Proceeds from the   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

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

Weekly Outdoor Events: WWTD (What Would Thoreau Do?) May 27 – June 2 Posted on May 26

One day doesn’t seem enough for a celebration of the brave men and women who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. Frequently filled with burgers, hot dogs, and s’mores, Memorial Day weekend has become, simultaneously, a weekend-long celebration of that service   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: WWTD (What Would Thoreau Do?) May 27 – June 2

Preserving the Massachusetts Landscape Posted on May 25

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has deep roots in the preservation of the Massachusetts landscape, growing from the former Metropolitan Park System (1893), the nation’s first regional park system, and from one of the country’s first state parks systems (1898). Built over a   …Continue Reading Preserving the Massachusetts Landscape

The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes? Posted on May 12

The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes?

Katie McGuire Press & Social Media Intern, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Katie's Bio When you grow up a Long Island kid, it’s pretty much understood that you will take swim lessons and you will find a teenage career in aquatics. From the   …Continue Reading The Guard Life: Do you have what it takes?

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

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 19-21 Posted on Apr 18

Weekend Outdoor Events: April 19-21

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio On Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., head over to the Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth for a day of gardening workshops and demonstrations. Spend Saturday brushing   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events: April 19-21