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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

Slope-side cider outing Posted on Mar 25

Slope-side cider outing

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Earlier this month, Agricultural Resources Commissioner Scott Soares skied down a Wachusett Mountain slope to see the recently-refurbished Bullock Lodge Cider House located on the lower mountain and accessible by advanced and   …Continue Reading Slope-side cider outing

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe Posted on Oct 1

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio This past weekend about 5,000 outdoor enthusiasts gathered in Sturbridge at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club for the Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society’s (FAWNS) Massachusetts Outdoor Expo. At the expo, known as The Big MOE,   …Continue Reading Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail Posted on Sep 3

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Gary Briere Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Gary's Bio For many people, recreation includes testing their personal limits. Spend a little time in any Massachusetts state park, forest or reservation, and you will find people of all ages, sizes and   …Continue Reading Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Go wild camping in North Andover Posted on Jul 29

Go wild camping in North Andover

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio For families who have little or no experience camping in the great outdoors, an opportunity to camp with some experienced guidance is available in early August! A friendly, knowledgeable and excited crew of staff (including myself) from   …Continue Reading Go wild camping in North Andover

Visit an agricultural fair this season Posted on Jul 14

Visit an agricultural fair this season

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio On May 29th I attended the Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair in Cummington. Visiting our agricultural fairs is such a great way to get outside and partake in our farming heritage, plus   …Continue Reading Visit an agricultural fair this season

Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets Posted on Jan 15

Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Massachusetts farmers provide the Bay State with wholesome fresh produce during the growing season. Many farmers also participate in winter farmers' markets and open their land during the winter months to visitors   …Continue Reading Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets