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September 2015

Read the September MassWildlife Monthly Newsletter

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

September 1 October 31: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Athol – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Athol Bird and Nature Club’s Millers River Environmental Center in Athol. For more information, contact Dave Small at dave@dhsmall.net  Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the program, and marketing of  the JDS  program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

September 10: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

September 10 13: MassWildlife at the Franklin County Fair, Greenfield – Visit the MassWildlife exhibit while you enjoy the Franklin County Fair. Learn about some of the common wildlife living in your neighborhood and get your wildlife and outdoor recreation questions answered by MassWildlife staff. Click here for more information about the Franklin County Fair.

September 12: Harold Parker State Forest Family Fishing Festival, Andover – This free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn-to-fish event will take place at Sudden Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Bring your own fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public Contact the Harold Parker State Forest at 978-686-3391.

September 18: Kickoff for the Nissitissit River Restoration Project, Pepperell – The public is invited to an river restoration event on Friday, September 18 at 3:00 PM at the Turner Dam located near 58 Hollis Street in Pepperell. The ceremony marks the beginning of a river restoration project involving dam removal, land protection, rare mussel relocation, fisheries monitoring and watershed stewardship. The restoration effort is supported by a collaborative of state and federal environmental and wildlife agencies as well as local, national conservation and watershed groups. 

September 20: Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big MOE”, Sturbridge – Experience the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (“The Big MOE”) at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge, MA from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. This free, family-oriented event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. Stations include: shotgun, rifle, and airgun shooting; mountain biking; fishing; archery; bird house building; and more! Click here pdf format of Big MOE 2015
for more information. 

September 20 October 27: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Easthampton –  A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the MA Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. For more information, contact Patti Steinman at (413) 584-3009 x 14. Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the  program, and marketing of  the JDS  program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

September 26: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest 8th Annual “Take Me Fishin’!” Event, Plymouth – This event is at Fearing Pond in Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Rose Mellino at rosemellino@gmail.com

September 29: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Tyringham – The September meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 10:00 A.M., at the Tyringham Town Hall, 116 Main Road, Tyringham, Massachusetts. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342. 


October 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

October 1 October 29: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, North Easton – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at Borderland State Park in North Easton. For more information, contact Ellenor Simmons at (508) 238-6566. Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the program, and marketing of  the JDS  program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

October 2 12: MassWildlife at the Topsfield Fair, Topsfield – Visit the MassWildlife exhibit while you enjoy the Topsfield Fair. Learn about some of the common wildlife living in your neighborhood and get your wildlife and outdoor recreation questions answered by MassWildlife staff. Click here for more information about the Topsfield Fair.

October 8: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

October 24: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Russell – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. This workshop is located at Noble View Outdoor Center, 635 South Quarter Road, Russell. Click here for more information about this workshop pdf format of GUwild Noble View.pdf
. Please contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6310 for registration details. Registration deadline October 13, 2015.


November 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

November 6 December 18: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Holden – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Wachusett Regional High School’s Bowes Gallery in Holden. For more information, contact Suzanne Breen at (508) 829-6771 or Brian Keddy at brian_keddy@wrsd.net  Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the program, and marketing of the JDS program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

November 7: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Milton – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. This workshop is located at Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1094 Canton Ave. Milton. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Blue Hills 2015
Please click here to register online or call (617) 333-0690 x 5226. Registration deadline is October 24, 2015.

November 12: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.


December 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

December 1 – January 31, 2016: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Turners Falls – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls. For more information, contact Laurel Carpenter at (413) 863-3676. Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the program, and marketing of the JDS program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

December 10: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.


 

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