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Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time! Posted on Apr 10

Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio The snow has melted for, hopefully, the last time this year. The birds are chirping. The sun is rising a little earlier every day. The temperature is on a steady climb. The   …Continue Reading Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100! Posted on Apr 3

Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Founded in 1913, Davenport Maple Farm joins the celebrated ranks of Massachusetts farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more and which are still being farmed. Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month! Posted on Mar 5

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March is Massachusetts Maple Month and all this month we’re having events throughout the state to celebrate! This weekend celebrate Maple Sugar Festival at the Blue Hills Reservation in   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More! Posted on Feb 27

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio It’s Maple Sugar Days at the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park this weekend! On Saturday & Sunday, March 2 and 3, 11:00am – 2:00pm, park staff and   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun! Posted on Feb 19

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio Looking to get outside with the kids during the February school vacation week? On Thursday, February 21, you can learn about the wildlife that lives in and near your   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community! Posted on Feb 13

Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Editorial Contribution by Division of Agricultural Markets Staff Julia Grimaldi and Bonita Oehlke I don’t know about you, but the fact that there are now so many opportunities to savor the bounty   …Continue Reading Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community!

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter Posted on Feb 4

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio With the Superbowl over, it’s time to get off the sofa and back outside! On Saturday, February 9, head to Nickerson State Park at 9:45 a.m. to take a   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events Posted on Jan 28

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio On Saturday, February 2, learn how to fish the “hard water” at the Snows Pond Ice Fishing Festival in Charlton! The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies! Posted on Jan 23

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio Thinking about Massachusetts-grown vegetables usually has folks thinking summer outdoor farmers’ markets and farm stands. But there is in fact an impressive array of fresh root vegetables available throughout the cold   …Continue Reading Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

Celebrating “Green Friday” Posted on Nov 27

Celebrating “Green Friday”

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio As residents across the Commonwealth contemplated whether to repurpose their Thanksgiving leftovers or partake in the madness of “Black Friday”, I decided to take the obvious best choice and head to   …Continue Reading Celebrating “Green Friday”