Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr.
Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
As I take the helm at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, I’m looking forward to sharing with you all of the exciting things happening outdoors across the Commonwealth.
This year, our staff will be out stocking ponds with fish and tracking the movements of black bears and white sharks. They’ll be celebrating crop harvests, from spring maple syrup through fall apple picking, teaching young anglers and hunters, and surveying our wetlands and rivers. We kicked off the year with some record-breaking news. Earlier this month, volunteers, conservationists and Department of Fish and Game staff spotted a record number of bald eagles – 107 – during the annual winter bald eagle survey. The recovery of this majestic bird is a tribute to statewide efforts to protect the birds and their habitat.
There will be blog posts about hiking, biking, fishing, accessible recreation activities, paddling, agricultural fairs and more. I hope this blog will encourage you to get out and enjoy all there is to see and do outside across Massachusetts and hope that you’ll comment and tell us about your outdoor adventures or engage with us on all our social media channels.
I thank Governor Patrick for the opportunity to lead our environmental agencies in all that they do to protect our environment, maintain our parks, and support our local agricultural industry – and look forward to hearing from you.
The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17
While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September
Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3
Do you know where the oysters you ate at the raw bar last night were grown? Do you know how oysters are grown? Oysters naturally inhabited the eastern coast dating back to the 1700s, but due to over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss, wild oysters have …Continue Reading Calling All Shuckers!