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Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time! Posted on Apr 10

Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio The snow has melted for, hopefully, the last time this year. The birds are chirping. The sun is rising a little earlier every day. The temperature is on a steady climb. The   …Continue Reading Spring is Get-Your-Fishing-Gear-In-Check Time!

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun! Posted on Mar 25

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio   On Saturday, March 30, head over to the Blue Hills Reservation at 1:00 p.m. for Project Bluebird! Build and “adopt” a Blue Bird box for our feathered friends   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun!

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins! Posted on Mar 11

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March signals the beginning of March and there are a couple of events to get you out to enjoy it! Spring starts at Walden Pond! What better time than   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – March 11-17: Spring Begins!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More! Posted on Feb 27

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio It’s Maple Sugar Days at the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park this weekend! On Saturday & Sunday, March 2 and 3, 11:00am – 2:00pm, park staff and   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun! Posted on Feb 19

Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio Looking to get outside with the kids during the February school vacation week? On Thursday, February 21, you can learn about the wildlife that lives in and near your   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – February 18-24: School Vacation Fun!

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter Posted on Feb 4

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio With the Superbowl over, it’s time to get off the sofa and back outside! On Saturday, February 9, head to Nickerson State Park at 9:45 a.m. to take a   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events Posted on Jan 28

Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio On Saturday, February 2, learn how to fish the “hard water” at the Snows Pond Ice Fishing Festival in Charlton! The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 28 – February 3: Groundhog Day Events

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife Posted on Jan 14

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio As we reach the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to experience all of the season’s wildlife. Learn more about nature with three events this week: Enjoy birding   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes Posted on Dec 31

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio Happy New Year! Did you resolve to get outside more and be more active this year? Get started on your goals immediately with these three events and First Day Hikes:   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks Posted on Dec 24

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Already felt like you’ve spent too much time indoors this season? Feeling stressed about the holidays? Walk off the winter blues this week with these three programs: The We Walk   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks