Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
I took these photographs while exploring the Quabbin Reservoir on Jan. 20, 2010. Quabbin Reservoir – which supplies water to more than 2 million people – was built in the 1930's and is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States. It was cold so there weren’t many other people around but I did spot two bald eagles. The park surrounding the reservoir is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and is a great spot for hiking, bird watching, fishing, snowshoeing and biking. Click here for more information about the Quabbin Reservoir.
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July
Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition posted on Jun 18
Asparagus is one of the first spring crops we harvest here in Massachusetts. It found its way to Massachusetts in the late 1700’s by way of colonist from the Netherlands who settled in West Brookfield. In the late 19th century Concord began its agricultural focus …Continue Reading Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition