Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
The Big E continues this week, running until October 2! Also known as the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E is the Northeast’s largest agricultural fair that 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!
On Thursday, September 29, MassWildlife hosts another Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at 6p.m. in Chesterfield at the Hiram Fox Wildlife Management Area. Meeting at the intersection of Ireland Street and Ireland Street Extension, MassWildlife biologists and foresters will discuss both planned and completed habitat management activities for the area. This site walk is a great opportunity for interested conservation-minded citizens and landowners to learn more about management operations that benefit an array of wildlife and flora in special need of conservation.
For more Massachusetts Outdoor Events, visit The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.
Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree posted on Nov 6
Over the course of more than 20 years, a recent Harvard Study found that with longer growing seasons eastern forests are sequestering more carbon than ever before—as much as 26 million metric tons more. And the Massachusetts forests were already doing a lot to offset our …Continue Reading Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that the …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.