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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!

Beach Getaway in Boston Posted on Jul 2

Beach Getaway in Boston

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, what better way to celebrate than to visit the beach. Summer is the time for sandcastles, bikinis, and boogie boards, and while most   …Continue Reading Beach Getaway in Boston

Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate Posted on Apr 22

Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio April 22 marks Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been an opportunity for all of us to consider our impact on our planet. Many people rely on their cars to get around, but   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Day, buy a license plate

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