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Yearly Archives: 2011

Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events Posted on Nov 23

Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio In between pushing yourself away from the Thanksgiving table and launching into the December holiday season, why not take some time to enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors?    DCR welcomes   …Continue Reading Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events

High Above the Bogs Posted on Nov 22

High Above the Bogs

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio On a beautiful autumn day in late October, we set out to learn more about Massachusetts’   …Continue Reading High Above the Bogs

Weekly outdoor events 11/21 Posted on Nov 21

Weekly outdoor events 11/21

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This week, it is all about hiking.  Well, eating, resting, then eating some more, followed by hiking.  So if you are looking to burn off some of   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/21

Fall Pheasant Stocking Posted on Nov 18

Fall Pheasant Stocking

Haley Hillesland Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Haley's Bio   Despite unseasonably early snowfall and relentless rains, the fall pheasant stocking season continues through the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  On average, almost 40,000 pheasants are stocked statewide – with 13,000   …Continue Reading Fall Pheasant Stocking

Weekly outdoor events 11/13 Posted on Nov 14

Weekly outdoor events 11/13

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Contrary to my previous post, this week is a busy one, boasting several fun events!  On Wednesday, November 16 at 3 p.m., DCR Headquarters in Revere is hosting ‘Hovering hummingbirds’.  Join DCR   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/13

Seafood Throwdown: All About Lobster Posted on Nov 9

Seafood Throwdown: All About Lobster

Mary GriffinCommissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin's Bio  Scott J. Soares Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources View Scott's Complete Bio This October we celebrated locally-caught, fresh seafood that supports Massachusetts fishing communities by participating in the Boston Local Food Festival’s Annual Seafood   …Continue Reading Seafood Throwdown: All About Lobster

Weekly outdoor events 11/6 Posted on Nov 7

Weekly outdoor events 11/6

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio As cooler weather sets in, the events are slowly winding down.  But before hibernation begins, get out for a tour of DCR's Quincy Quarries (in Quincy) on Saturday, November 12th.    …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/6

Gleaning to fight hunger Posted on Nov 4

Gleaning to fight hunger

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares' Bio Never heard of “gleaning”? Not to worry – you’re not alone! When I tell folks about our new pilot Massachusetts Gleaning Network it’s not uncommon for people to ask, “What’s that?” Gleaning   …Continue Reading Gleaning to fight hunger

Hiking the Skyline Posted on Nov 2

Hiking the Skyline

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Columbus Day weekend I got to fulfill a wish I’ve had for the past two years – hiking the nine-plus miles of the Skyline Trail in DCR’s Blue Hills   …Continue Reading Hiking the Skyline

Weekly outdoor events 10/30 Posted on Oct 31

Weekly outdoor events 10/30

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Happy Halloween everyone!  On Wednesday, November 2, parents and nature-loving children (recommended ages are 5-11) should head to the DCR’s headquarters in Revere at 2 p.m. for ‘Sea Turtle Surprises’.   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 10/30