Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Want to slow down this weekend? Or maybe just the opposite? From a gentle walk to exhilarating dog sledding, choose the pace of your weekend with the following outdoor events:
On Saturday, November 17, attend the Let’s Take a Walk program, modeled after the Breakheart/Fells Hiking Club! The hour long program from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm will walk to Pickeral Rock at an easy pace over gentle terrain. Meet at the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham.
Looking for something a little more fast paced? Get moving in the Breakheart Turkey Trot 5K Annual Fun Run on Sunday, November 18! Meet at the Breakheart Reservation at 10:00 am for this two hour event.
Ever wonder what it’d be like to dog sled? Come to the educational Dog Sled Fun Run on Saturday, November 17. Hosted by the Yankee Siberian Husky Club and the Boston Snow Dogs, meet the furry athletes as they train for the winter season and watch the exciting wheeled rig demonstrations! The event takes place from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton.
And on Thursday, November 15, the Saugus River Watershed Council is holding its Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Hilltop Steakhouse, Route 1 South, Saugus. The meeting will feature the keynote presentation, History of Breakheart Reservation. For online registration go to www.saugusriver.org.
For more great events happening this and every week, check out our outdoors calendar for events near you.
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.