The year 2011 has been a challenging, but very exciting and productive year as the agency has continued to protect the people and the environment of the Commonwealth. Through the hard work of MassDEP's dedicated staff, combined with support from the agency's important partners in many external sectors, the department has achieved numerous important accomplishments. In 2011, the agency continued a vast array of vital work to protect the environment and public health; initiated major changes to make MassDEP better and smarter; and halted a serious, multi-year downward budget and resource trend. This document provides Accomplishment Highlights from 2011 pdf format of    MassDEP's 2011 Accomplishment Highlights  file size 3MB .