Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
It’s Olympic Day this Saturday! Celebrated by thousands of people all over the world, Olympic Day honors the founding of the Olympic Games by promoting fitness and well-being, while also encouraging fair competition and sportsmanship.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation wants you to help continue the tradition and encourages you to join Breakheart Reservation’s 5K Run in Saugus on June 25, 2011. While the course can be very hilly in some parts, participants also have the option of doing an alternative 2-mile walk.
If you get tired, look around at the beautiful wooded area the course takes you through and congratulate yourself on your commitment to fitness. The run is unofficially timed, which means you might even have a chance to be rewarded at the small award ceremony hosted after the last runner crosses the finish line.
All participants should meet at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center at 177 Forest Street at the Breakheart Reservation at 9 a.m. Get ready to be a champion!
Check out more Massachusetts Outdoor Events on The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.