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Save the date for agricultural fairs this August Posted on Jul 18

Save the date for agricultural fairs this August

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio   An amazing number of agricultural fairs are held throughout Massachusetts each summer. Most of them have been happening for over 100 years and are deeply rooted in the cultural   …Continue Reading Save the date for agricultural fairs this August

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

Paddling the Squannacook River Posted on Jun 20

Paddling the Squannacook River

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Last June, I kayaked a portion of the Squannacook River, a cold river which wends its way from the towns of Townsend, Groton and Shirley. My first experience with this river was in the mid-1980’s as a   …Continue Reading Paddling the Squannacook River

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Posted on May 15

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna’s Bio Each year, 45 agricultural fairs are held all across the Commonwealth, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. While fair activities differ from event to event, most include live music, farm exhibits, arts   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks Posted on May 9

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio With spring upon us, many people are looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. One of the best ways to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Massachusetts and   …Continue Reading Time for Camping in Massachusetts State 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

Rivers to fish in 2012 Posted on Feb 29

Rivers to fish in 2012

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Each winter, I create a wish list of which Massachusetts rivers and streams I’m itching to fish once the spring flows recede and aquatic insect activity perks up. This kind   …Continue Reading Rivers to fish in 2012

Fall Pheasant Stocking Posted on Nov 18

Fall Pheasant Stocking

Haley Hillesland Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Haley's Bio   Despite unseasonably early snowfall and relentless rains, the fall pheasant stocking season continues through the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  On average, almost 40,000 pheasants are stocked statewide – with 13,000   …Continue Reading Fall Pheasant Stocking

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards Posted on Sep 29

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio My annual summer vacation with a large group of friends and our families on Martha’s Vineyard allows time for a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling, beachcombing, kayaking and   …Continue Reading Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Take your Food Shopping Outside! Posted on Sep 2

Take your Food Shopping Outside!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio With the local harvest season well underway, now is the perfect time to take your shopping to the great outdoors and enjoy the bounty of Massachusetts farmers’ hard work. A recent trip   …Continue Reading Take your Food Shopping Outside!