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COASTSWEEP: Protecting Marine Life One Piece of Trash at a Time Posted on Sep 30

COASTSWEEP: Protecting Marine Life One Piece of Trash at a Time

Since 1987, thousands of volunteers have scoured the shores of Massachusetts through COASTSWEEP, the statewide beach cleanup organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). These dedicated volunteers collect and document “marine debris,” the technical term for trash and other discarded items that   …Continue Reading COASTSWEEP: Protecting Marine Life One Piece of Trash at a Time

August is Tree Check Month Posted on Aug 13

August is Tree Check Month

Have you checked your trees for signs of invasive forest pests? Insects like the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer are a threat to trees across Massachusetts. This month, we’re asking everyone to take just 10 minutes to check the trees in their   …Continue Reading August is Tree Check Month

Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers Posted on Aug 8

Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers

  The mission of the Massachusetts Environmental Police is to protect the environment and natural resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through enforcement, education, and public outreach. The men and women who join this great organization go through long hours of training to become officers   …Continue Reading Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers

Header Template- Lisa Berry-Engler Posted on May 8

Header Template- Lisa Berry-Engler

Lisa Berry Engler Metro Boston Regional Coordinator, Massachusetts Bays Program (MassBays) View Lisa’s Bio

Header template- Sara Grady Posted on Apr 24

Header template- Sara Grady

Sara Grady South Shore Coordinator, Massachusetts Bays Program (MassBays) View Sara’s Bio  

Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12 Posted on Mar 19

Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Celebrate spring this week by getting outside! Staff at the Krug Sugarbrush in Chesterfield will offer Maple Sugar Tours during the week where you can learn about how maple syrup   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12

Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12 Posted on Jan 30

Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made? If you already know, would you like to make your own?  If your answer is yes, then consider registering for DCR’s   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 1/30/12

Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23 Posted on Jan 23

Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio On Saturday, January 28, grab your hiking shoes and go on an easy hike back in time to explore a historic winter wonderland where elite athletes would come to perform   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 1/23/23

Weekly outdoor events 11/28 Posted on Nov 28

Weekly outdoor events 11/28

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas shopping and preparations begin, let us not forget about those in need.  On Sunday, December 4, join some of DCR’s Blue Hills. Park   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/28

Green is the new black this Friday Posted on Nov 25

Green is the new black this Friday

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio On Friday, November 25, 2011, the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott J. Soares celebrated the kick-off of the annual Christmas tree cutting and harvesting season at Ioka Valley   …Continue Reading Green is the new black this Friday