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Supporting our troops: an outdoorswoman at home and abroad Posted on Nov 24

Supporting our troops: an outdoorswoman at home and abroad

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards’s Bio In early June 2011, soldiers from Unit 1173 DDSB (Deployment and Distribution Batallion), deployed from Brockton and arrived in Kuwait. Greeted with high temperatures, strong winds, and a sandstorm – which   …Continue Reading Supporting our troops: an outdoorswoman at home and abroad

Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod Posted on Aug 4

Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod

Commissioner Rick Sullivan Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio This week I announced the designation of a new No Discharge Area (NDA) in Outer Cape Cod. Designating an area an NDA prohibits boats and other vehicles from dumping waste and   …Continue Reading Keeping coastal waters clean on Outer Cape Cod

Young Wildlife in Trouble Posted on Jul 19

Young Wildlife in Trouble

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Recently, a disabled Leominster resident called to report that during a thunderstorm, a tree had snapped off in his neighbor’s yard and catapulted some young owls on to the ground. He was desperate to help the young   …Continue Reading Young Wildlife in Trouble

Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month Posted on Jun 16

Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month

Mary GriffinCommissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Edward M. Lambert Jr.Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)View Commissioner Lambert's Bio As part of a national campaign to promote outdoor places and activities, Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month celebrating   …Continue Reading Get outside, June is Great Outdoors Month

Agricultural fair season begins this weekend Posted on May 27

Agricultural fair season begins this weekend

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio You won’t fall asleep counting these sheep! The annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cummington is taking place this holiday weekend, kicking off the 2011 Massachusetts Agricultural Fair Season. All Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Agricultural fair season begins this weekend

Engage with us about The Great Outdoors Posted on Jan 25

Engage with us about The Great Outdoors

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Commissioner Sullivan's Bio As I take the helm at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, I’m looking forward to sharing with you   …Continue Reading Engage with us about The Great Outdoors

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Dec 27

Weekly outdoor events

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel's Bio It may be cold out, but there’s still plenty to do! Come to Hoyoke or Gardner for Winter Wonders Family Fun on Wednesday or Thursday, or check out Nature Crafts   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Price check on Eight Days of Xmas Posted on Dec 22

Price check on Eight Days of Xmas

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares’ Bio We’ve started a DAR tradition of pricing out how much the 12 Days of Christmas (well the first eight days anyway) would cost with some help from our friends at the Department   …Continue Reading Price check on Eight Days of Xmas

Outdoor events update 12/20 Posted on Dec 20

Outdoor events update 12/20

Rachel Offerdahl Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Rachel’s Bio Celebrate the first day of winter at Kelly Rink in Jamaica Plain with a Winter Skate! There will be hot cider and popcorn to wrap up the year’s celebrations of   …Continue Reading Outdoor events update 12/20

Giving green Posted on Dec 17

Giving green

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio Here is a way that you can give a gift that helps to protect the environment and give your license plate a makeover. By purchasing an environment theme license plate as a holiday gift   …Continue Reading Giving green