Commissioner Rick Sullivan
Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Wondering what to do on Friday night? Well, wonder no more! DCR and WBZ News Radio 1030 have teamed up to bring a free series of family-friendly movies to DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Every Friday in August, a movie will start at sundown on a screen at the Hatch Shell. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and enjoy these Free Friday Flicks under the stars. Since June 18, movies have included “Grease”, “Wizard of Oz”, "E.T." and “Star Trek.”
For more information including movie schedule and weather cancellation information, call 617-787-7200 or visit WBZ’s website. Hope to see everyone some Friday night soon out along the Charles River!
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.