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  • granite posts with brialle writing

    Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail Opens

    State park increases recreational opportunities for people of all abilities

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  • summer nights sign

    DCR Extends Hours at Urban Parks & Pools for Summer Nights Initiative

    Extended hours will provide safe places for kids and promote an active lifestyle

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  • Map of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Drought Status as of July 1, 2016

    Drought Watch, Drought Advisory Issued for Portions of Massachusetts

    Increased monitoring of water resources to continue, water conservation is advised

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  • picture of mayor and youth at park

    State Officials Celebrate Opening of Ferrous Park in Lawrence

    Park Was Funded By $2.5 Million From the Gateway City Parks Program

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  • mother and calf whale

    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding for Research to Reduce Whale Entanglements

    Grants Will Fund Development and Testing of Reduced Breaking Strength Rope for Fishermen

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  • Environmental Police boat standing by at Boston Habor

    2016 Environmental Police Officer A/B Examination

    Exam Date: 9/17/2016                        Application Deadline: 8/15/2016

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Secretary Matthew A. Beaton oversees the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies. Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Mission and Strategic Plan

The agencies and offices of EEA are progressing toward a clean energy future, but our mission does not stop there. We preserve open space, species habitat, and working landscapes; enforce pollution laws to protect public health and natural resources; review the environmental impact of major real estate and infrastructure developments; enhance the state’s role in energy conservation and production; manage fish and wildlife; and provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and access at the parks, beaches, and farms that make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work and play. Explore these links to learn what we do to create a cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful Commonwealth, so we can all take advantage of what Massachusetts has to offer: