Whatever you do, do not let summer end without trying some of DCR’s accessible recreation opportunities.
Tomorrow, for instance, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) is offering adaptive horseback riding for individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and friends. The free program at Bradley Palmer State Park on Asbury Street in Topsfield is being administered by Windrush Farm. Call ahead to sign up and for waivers requiring a doctor’s signature: 617-626-1294.
Four days later, on August 31, the UAP is offering accessible canoeing at Hampton Ponds State Park, 1048 North Road, in Westfield. That program, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., is being co-sponsored with All-Out Adventures. It costs $5 a person, and preregistration is required: 413-527-8980.
Then, on Sept. 2 (squeeze this one in before Labor Day), UAP is offering accessible kayaking at Regatta Point in Quinsigamond State Park, 10 North Lake Avenue in Worcester. The program, which also is cosponsored with All-Out Adventures, is $5 per person and will run 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Please call ahead to pre-register: 413-527-8980.
UAP provides all the equipment needed to enjoy each activity safely and comfortably.
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.