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Weekly outdoor events October 15-21 Posted on Oct 15

Weekly outdoor events October 15-21

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week offers a variety of outdoor events ranging from the hills to the beach to the starry night sky!  Get outdoors mid-week with the weekly Nice & Easy Hike   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events October 15-21

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration Posted on Aug 9

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

Mark Albano Social Media Intern, Department of Fish and Game View Marks's Bio Earlier this summer, I drove to the Charles River boat access ramp on Woerd Avenue in Waltham to watch the release of 500,000 American shad larvae, in the first of many stockings   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

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

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

Accessible Winter Activities Posted on Dec 21

Accessible Winter Activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is kicking off its Universal Access Program winter activities season! Running through March, this program was created to make outdoor recreation in   …Continue Reading Accessible Winter Activities

Gleaning to fight hunger Posted on Nov 4

Gleaning to fight hunger

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Never heard of “gleaning”? Not to worry – you’re not alone! When I tell folks about our new pilot Massachusetts Gleaning Network it’s not uncommon for people to ask, “What’s that?” Gleaning   …Continue Reading Gleaning to fight hunger

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 22

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio With fall officially underway, there are a lot of great events to get you outside this season and connected with the environment! Tonight, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 12

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Join biologists and foresters from MassWildlife this Thursday, September 15, for a Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Falmouth from 6:30   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean! Posted on Sep 9

COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean!

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio This September, I invite you to join thousands of volunteers across the state who will participate in COASTSWEEP 2011 – a   …Continue Reading COASTSWEEP 2011: Help keep our beaches clean!

Bringing clams back to Thompson’s Island Posted on Sep 1

Bringing clams back to Thompson’s Island

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Recently, I spent the day with local conservationists and volunteers getting a little muddy digging trenches and planting about 54,000 baby clams in the mud flats around Boston’s Thompson Island. This restoration effort   …Continue Reading Bringing clams back to Thompson’s Island