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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 Athol, biologists from MassWildlife will host a Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at Millers River at the Cass Meadow parcel of the Millers River Wildlife Management Area. Site walks are designed to provide an opportunity for interested conservation-minded citizens and landowners to observe habitat management operations that benefit different kinds of wildlife in special need of conservation.

This week kicked off the Eastern States Exposition, also known as The Big E, in West Springfield. Running through October 2, the Big E, the largest agricultural fair in the Northeast, features crafts, cooking demonstrations, concerts, and traditional fair events including a giant pumpkin and squash weigh off for kids, cheese and pie competitions and livestock competitions!

National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, September 24! National Public Lands Day is the largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve public lands in the nation. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., join the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Waltham Land Trust at the Lyman Estate at 185 Lyman Street in Waltham to lend a hand on trail work on the Massachusetts Central Rail. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided.

Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Friends of Myles Standish State Forest, the DCR and MassWildlife present the 5th Annual Take Me Fishin' family event. Bring the whole family down to Myles Standish State Forest’s Fearing Pond for a fun day of fishing contests and nature activities. Fishing poles and bait will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. A Massachusetts fishing license is not required.

For more Massachusetts Outdoor Events, visit The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.

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