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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

Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 19

Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Excited for Thanksgiving and all the delicious food that comes with it? Make sure to stay active this week before and after your Thanksgiving feast! Here are a few good   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events November 19-November 25: Have an Active Thanksgiving!

Urban River Revival Posted on Nov 7

Urban River Revival

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Standing on the banks of the Malden River below the famous Anthony’s restaurant – where the river pokes its head out of a long, dark culvert, it’s intriguing to imagine   …Continue Reading Urban River Revival

Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter! Posted on Nov 5

Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter!

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Think that going the beach and boat rides are only summer activities? Nope! Here are three fun, outdoor “summer” programs that are perfect for the transition into winter: Start your   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – November 5-11: Summer in Winter!

Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn Posted on Oct 29

Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Transitioning from fall to winter presents new opportunities to experience the outdoors. This week, discover, explore, and learn about the wilderness around you. See Borderland State Park like never before!   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – October 29-November 4: Discover, Explore, Learn

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