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March 2015

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

March 1 – 31: Quack, Quack, MA Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Worcester – Bring your family to see top youth entries in the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest (JDS) at the Notre Dame Academy, Flagg Gallery in Worcester. The Duck Stamp contest is modeled after the federal duck stamp competition. Youth of all ages are encouraged to learn about waterfowl and the importance of wetlands through this conservation contest. Winning artwork for 2014 can also be seen on the DFW website. The Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest is sponsored by DFW, the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation, the Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited Chapter, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. For further information on the JDS exhibit contact: Mary Zywar at (508) 757-6200 x 253.

March 1: "Head-starting" Endangered  Blanding's Turtles, Byfield Tom French, Assistant Director of DFW for the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Parker River Clean Water Association  Meeting. Learn about how turtle head-start programs decrease hatchling mortality. The meeting starts at 1 P.M. and will be held at the Newbury Library on Lunt Street in Byfield. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

March 7: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Lenox – 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. MA Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.  Click here to for more information about this workshop pdf format of GUW Audubon Pleasant Valley
. Please contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6310 for registration details. Registration deadline is February 20, 2015.

March 7: Basic Freshwater Fly Tying Course, Worcester  – This course will be held at the Lower Forty Fly Shop at 134 Madison St, Worcester, MA 01610 in cooperation with the Charlton Conservation Department from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. This is a beginner’s fly tying course with the focus on simple trout fishing patterns. Todd Girard will be the lead instructor, and all materials and equipment will be provided. *Open to the public -  limited to 6 people – minimum age is 12 - PRE-REGISTRATION IS MADATORY. Contact Jim Bender at 508-752-4004.

March 7: MassWildlife at 23rd Annual Birders Meeting, Waltham – Bird club members and other bird enthusiasts are invited to attend this conference sponsored by MassAudubon at Bentley College in Waltham. The conference theme is “Managing for Birds: Balancing the Needs of Wildlife and People”. Presentations will focus on habitat management for certain birds in need of special conservation efforts in order to reverse dwindling habitat and bird populations in Massachusetts. MassWildlife Restoration Ecologist Tim Simmons will talk about MassWildlife’s Biodiversity Initiative, Drew Vitz, State Ornithologist will staff a MassWildlife exhibit to inform and invite birders to get involved in several citizen science projects. Click here for registration information, program presentations and a list of exhibitors. Early Bird registration deadline is February 28.

March 10 & 12: Basic Freshwater Fly Tying Course, Westborough – This course will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters, Westborough (1 Rabbit Hill Rd), from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. This is a free, two session course for beginning fly tyers only – weather permitting participation is strongly encouraged for both sessions. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to the public – Minimum age is 12 - PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY – contact Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309, or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us to pre-register.

March 11: Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Conference, Worcester – Join MEES for their 2015 Annual Conference at the College of Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center. This year’s conference will explore Environmental Education principles for all ages, spaces, and places. Join fellow environmental educators and advocates in exploring ways to reach the very young, get those in urban environments outdoors, and deepen our experiences outdoors. For the program brochure, including a full list of workshops, click here. To register, click here.  

March 11-15: Boston Flower and Garden Show – Stop by MassWildlife's display at the Boston Flower and Garden Show to ask our staff questions and pick up information on wildlife and outdoor recreation in MA. The Boston Flower and Garden Show will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center. For more information about the Boston Flower and Garden Show and ticket information, click here.

March 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.

March 14: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Cambridge – 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. Maynard Ecology Center, Cambridge. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of Growing Up Wild, Cambridge
Please contact Jean Rogers at jrogers@cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-4793 for registration details. Registration deadline is February 26, 2015.

March 16: Suburban Deer Management in Eastern MA Presentation, Andover – MassWildlife Deer and Moose Project Leader David Stainbrook will give a talk at the annual meeting of Foster's Pond Corporation at 7:00 P.M. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street in Andover. The event is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available behind the library, limited on-street parking is also available. Follow signs for FPC event.

March 16: Angler Education Program Display at the Western MA Fly Fishermen’s Spring Expo, Ludlow – In cooperation with the Ludlow Elks, 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. *Open to the public – Contact Bill Rose at 508-389-6309.

March 18: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Westborough – The March meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, 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.

March 19: Suburban Deer Management Presentation, Hingham – MassWildlife Deer and Moose Project Leader David Stainbrook will give a talk sponsored by the Hingham Land Conservation Trust on local white-tailed deer population at 7 P.M. at the Hingham Public Library. All residents in the Wompatuck Park area are welcome and public officials from Hingham, Cohasset, Norwell, and Scituate have been invited. 

March 21: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Bedford – 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. EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford (www.edcollab.org).  Click here to for more information about this workshop pdf format of GUW EDCO
. Please contact Dana Mullaley at dmullaley@edcollab.org for registration details. Registration deadline is February 21, 2015.

March 21: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Norwell – 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. South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of Growing Up Wild, Norwell
Please contact Diane Thureson at dthureson@ssymca.org or (781) 659-2559x 216 for registration details. Registration deadline is March 7, 2015.

March 21: Central Mass Lyme Conference, Worcester – Join the Central Mass Lyme Foundation as they host their first Lyme disease conference at Quinsigamond Community College Harrington Learning Center. This event will explore the complexities of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and include presentations by experts in primary care, research, testing, psychology, and legislation. MassWildlife Deer Biologist David Stainbrook will be making a presentation entitled “Complexities of Managing White-tailed Deer in Suburban Massachusetts.” Early bird tickets (before Feb. 1) are $5, in advance tickets are $7, and tickets at the door are $10. Click here for more information on the conference.  

March 21: Mass Land Conservation Conference, Worcester – Join the MA Land Trust Coalition for the 25th MA Land Conservation Conference, Gaining Ground: Conserving our Common Wealth. This annual, day-long training and networking event provides an opportunity to participate in workshops and discussions that focus on fostering healthy communities in MA through land conservation. For more information and to register, click here.

March 22: "Cutting, Mowing, and Burning for Wildlife" Presentation, Sterling (RESCHEDULED from 2/15) Join the Sterling Land Trust for a presentation on wildlife habitat management by MassWildlife Habitat Biologist Rebecca DiGirolomo. Find out why ruffed grouse, New England cottontails, woodcock, and whip-poor-wills need conservation help. Learn how forest cutting, mowing fields, and planned fires create habitat for these critters in need of active land management. Determine actions you can take on your own land to provide wildlife habitat for birds and other wildlife. This program is free to the public. This presentation will be held at First Church Parish Hall, 6 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sterling at 2:30PM. The Parish Hall is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Marion Larson, SLT Board Member (978) 422-5162 or email marion46@verizon.net

March 25: Friends of the Assabet River NWR "Conservation Strategy for the New England Cottontail" Presentation, Sudbury – Join MassWildlife Habitat Biologist, Marianne Piché, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, Eileen McGourty, for a presentation about the Conservation Strategy for the New England Cottontail. This species is a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working under partnership with MassWildlife to implement conservation efforts. Marianne Piché will discuss habitat management techniques taking place on federal, state, tribal, and private land in areas where New England Cottontail occur. Eileen will discuss work within the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex related to rabbit surveys and a trapping and tracking project in Mashpee where New England Cottontail has been documented. Both Eastern and New England Cottontails were tracked in order to determine habitats being used by the rabbits and to determine home range size. This is a presentation of the Friends of the Assabet River NWR. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information about membership and the refuge please visit www.farnwr.org  

March 25: "Restoring Rivers and Estuaries, Native Fish and Shellfish" Presentation, New Bedford – Join MassWildlife Fisheries Biologist Steve Hurley as he describes the Red Brook Trout Restoration Project, which hopes to restore one of the few remaining Salter Brook Trout streams in eastern Massachusetts. The project entails tagging research, small dam removals, and wetlands restoration in a headquarters cranberry bog. This presentation is part of a lecture series presented by the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Buzzards Bay Coalition. This event begins with a 6 P.M. reception, with lectures and discussions beginning at 6:30 P.M. This event is located at the Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA. This event is free to Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition members and $10 for non-members. For more information and to register, please click here.

March 27: Junior Duck Stamp Contest 2015 Judging, Westborough – The Junior Duck Stamp Program encourages youth of all ages to learn about waterfowl and the importance of wetlands. Using scientific and wildlife observation principles, the program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition. The judging will take place at MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough at 9:30 A.M. The Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest is sponsored by DFW, the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation, the Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited Chapter, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. To see winners and sample artwork from past years, please click here.

March 28, 2015 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Springfield – 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. Springfield Science Museum. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Springfield Science Center
Please contact Pam Hess at phess@outdoors.org for registration details. Registration deadline is March 14, 2015.

March 31, 2015 – "Brewster Pond Management History" Presentation, Brewster – Join MassWildlife Fisheries Biologist Steve Hurley for a presentation on Brewster Pond management, as part of a Brewster Ponds Coalition Education Program Series. This event will take place at 6 P.M. at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street (Rt 6A), Brewster. Steve Hurley is responsible for freshwater fisheries in Southeastern MA and Cape Cod. For more information on this program series, please click here


April 2015

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

April 1: Fire as a Management Tool in Land Restoration, Concord – Tim Simmons, MassWildlife Restoration Ecologist will present in the Theater Building at Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road in Concord at 7:30 P.M. This talk is part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Conservation Consortium, a cooperative venture of Concord’s three high schools. This event is free and open to the public.

April 9: 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.

April 10: Spring Eagle Count, Statewide – MassWildlife is preparing for its Spring Eagle Count, scheduled for April 10. In the case of bad weather, the backup survey date is April 17. The goal for the survey is to document active eagle nests and identify any banded birds throughout the state. This will be done by checking nests that have been used in previous years and searching for new nests in areas where recent eagle activity has been reported or where the habitat seems especially good for breeding eagles.  When eagles are observed, remember to look for any bands on the legs.  Banded eagles will have a coded color-band (states use different colors) that is often readable either using binoculars or high resolution photography. If you would like to participate in this count, please contact Andrew Vitz at (508) 389- 6394 or Andrew.vitz@state.ma.us

April 15: Bald Eagle Restoration, Concord – Drew Vitz, MassWildlife State Ornithologist will give a presentation in the Ransome Room at Concord Academy, 166 Main Street in Concord at 7:30 P.M. This talk is part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Conservation Consortium, a cooperative venture of Concord’s three high schools. This event is free and open to the public.

April 25: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Westborough – The April meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, 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.


May 2015

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

May 2: Snow Pond Family Fishing Festival, Charlton – This event is in cooperation with the Charlton Conservation Department at Snow Pond in Charlton (12 Cemetery Road) from 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 Todd Girard at 508-248-2247 or todd.girard@townofcharlton.net for more information.

May 2: Needham Recreation Family Fishing Derby, Needham – This event is in cooperation with the Needham Park and Recreation Commission at the Needham Reservoir, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., 470 Dedham Ave, Needham. This a family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your own fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Karen Peirce at 781-455-7521.

May 3: Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival, Brookline – This event is in cooperation with the Brookline Recreation Department at the Brookline Reservoir (located along Rte. 9 between Lee and Warren Streets in Brookline), 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This a family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your own fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Stephanie Springer at sspringer@brooklinema.gov or Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or 508-389-6309 for more information.

May 9: Spec Pond Family Fishing Festival, Wilbraham – This event is in Cooperation with the Wilbraham Parks and Recreation Department at Spec Pond - 2540 Boston Rd (Rt. 20), in Wilbraham, 10:00am – 2:00pm. This is a free, 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 Jim Lagacy (MassWildlife) at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 9: Coes Pond Kids Fishing Derby, Worcester – This event is sponsored by the Worcester Fish and Game Association at Coes Pond in Worcester (Mill Street beach area) from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. *Open to the public – Contact Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 12: 75 Years of Wildlife and Wildlife Management in Worcester County, Sterling – The Sterling Historical Society is hosting a free wildlife history program on May 12, 2015 at the Hiram O. Taylor American Legion Post 189 located on 32 School Street in Sterling beginning at 7 PM.  Marion Larson, of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and Sterling resident will be the guest speaker.  Learn about the history of Massachusetts wildlife and wildlife management over the past 75 years. How is it moose and bear are now seen in Sterling and the surrounding region?  Where have the whip-poor-wills gone? How did turkeys come to be so numerous? Find out why and how the types of wildlife you see in Worcester County has changed over the years. Discover the role science, sportsmen, and other conservationists have played in restoring many kinds of the wildlife you see today and the challenges ahead for the future. For more information, contact Al Long, Sterling Historical Society, at 978-422-6224 or email him at ajlong32@comcast.net.

May 14: 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.

May 16: Disabled American Veterans Fishing Festival, Marlboro – This event is in cooperation with the Marlboro Fish and Game Club at the Marlboro Fish and Game Club, 1 Muddy Lane, Marlboro, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. *This fishing event is open to disabled veterans only – Contact Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 17: Whitman’s Pond Family Fishing Festival, Weymouth – This event is in cooperation with the Whitman’s Pond Association in Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth (boat launch area off of Middle St.) from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. *Open to the public – Contact Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 23: Otter River State Forest Family Fishing Festival, Baldwinville – This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation at Beaman Pond (86 Winchendon Rd., Baldwinville) 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Massachusetts first State Forest - Otter River State Forest - by participating in this family fun event. This is a free, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided.*Open to the public – Contact Jim Lagacy by phone at 508-389-6309 or email at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or Michael Travaglini by phone at 978-939-8962 or by email at michael.travaglini@state.ma.us


June 2015

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

June 6 & 7: FREE FISHING WEEKEND!  – Take a friend or family member fishing - you won't need a fishing license to fish any public fresh-water lake, pond, reservoir, river or stream statewide from 12:00 A.M. Saturday June 6th until 11:59 P.M. Sunday June 7th. While you can fish for free this weekend, all other times you will need a fishing licenses if you are 15 years of age or older. A fishing license is a wonderful investment in your state, as the fees support fisheries research, fish stocking programs, angler education programs and many other services provided by MassWildlife.  Youths’ ages 15 to 17 will not be charged for a fishing license, while they still need to obtain one, it is free of charge – go to http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/licensing/index.htm for details.

June 6: Great Falls Discovery Center Family Fishing Day, Turners Falls – This event is in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls (2 Avenue A), 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 pubic –Contact Laurel Carpenter at 413-863-3221 or laurelcarpenter@fws.gov

June 6: Spot Pond Family Fishing Festival, Stoneham – This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the Stoneham Police at Spot Pond in Stoneham, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. - located at the Straw Point area on the north end of Spot Pond off of New South Street. 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 Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

June 11: 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.

June 13: Carbuncle Pond Family Fishing Festival, Oxford – This event is cosponsored by the MassWildlife Angler Education Program and the Town of Oxford Conservation Department. This non-competitive, family friendly, learn-to-fish event will be held at Carbuncle Pond in Oxford (beach area off Main St.) from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Judy Lochner at 508-987-6044 or jlochner@town.oxford.ma.us or Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

June 13: Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Cambridge – 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 Maynard Ecology Center at Fresh Pond Reservation, 650 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Fresh Pond
Please contact Jean Rogers at jrogers@cambridgema.gov or (508) 562-7506 for registration details. Registration deadline June 1, 2015.

June 14: Endicott Park Family Fishing Festival, Danvers – This event is cosponsored by the MassWildlife Education Program and Danvers Recreation. This festival will be held at Endicott Park at 57 Forest Street in Danvers from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. This is a non-competitive, family friendly, learn-to-fish event. Bring your own fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. This is a FREE event; however, all visitors are subject to a $1 resident vehicle or $3 non-resident vehicle user fee. *Open to the public Contact Christine Dean at 978-774-6518 or cdean@mail.danvers-ma.org or Jim Lagacy at 508-389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

June 20: Great Meadows Family Fishing Day, Sudbury – This free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn-to-fish event will take place at the US Fish & Wildlife Service Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Great Meadows) at 73 Weir Hill Road in Sudbury from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. *Open to the public - Contact Kizette Ortiz Vangar at 978-562-3527 ext. 117 or kizette_ortizvangar@fws.gov


July 2015

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July 9: 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.

July 19: The Taunton River Watershed Alliance Family Fishing Day, Berkley – This event is cosponsored by the MassWildlife Angler Education Program and the Taunton River Watershed Alliance at Dighton Rock State Park – Bay View Ave., Berkley, 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 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 Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us                                  


August 2015

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September 2015

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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 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 20: Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big MOE”, Sturbridge – This event is cooperation with the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge (24 Hamilton Rd.), 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly event. There will be equipment and bait provided at the fishing station. *Open to the public – Contact Gary Zima at gary.zima@state.ma.us

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


October 2015

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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.


November 2015

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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

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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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