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DCR Launches New Online Mapping Tool Highlighting Agency’s Decarbonization Initiatives 

9/20/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Interactive Map Showcases DCR’s Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at its Properties Across Massachusetts

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DCR Seeking Curator to Rehabilitate and Maintain 1799 Historic Farmhouse at Beartown State Forest  

9/20/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

To preserve culturally significant structures within the state park system

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Governor Healey Declares State of Emergency Over Catastrophic Flood Damage  

9/12/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

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DCR Announces 2023 Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend  

9/08/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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DCR Announces That Elm Zigzag Sawfly has been Confirmed in Massachusetts  

9/01/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Invasive Species Strips Elm Trees of Their Leaves

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DCR Announces a Plan for Southern Pine Beetle Suppression in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest  

8/30/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

A response plan for the suppression of an outbreak of the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis; SPB) at Manuel F. Correllus SF

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DCR Pilots New ‘Cars Only’ Sign to Prevent “Storrowing” Ahead of Boston Area Move-In Day 

8/28/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR Launches New Social Media Campaign to Deter “Storrowing” with Videos Gifs and Memes Running Through September 3

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DCR and DFG Send Crew of Wildland Firefighters to Battle Montana Blazes  

8/18/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Sent Thursday morning to Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in western Montana

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Reel Fun Fishing Days Program Brings Fishing, Fun, and Environmental Education to Greater Boston Families 

8/15/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Families enjoyed a day of fishing and fun at Castle Island in South Boston on Saturday, August 12, 2023

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Provides Guidance for Residents to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat  

7/26/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

DCR Expands Access to Public Swimming Areas Across the State

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Governor Healey Kicks Off 2023 Summer Nights Program  

7/11/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

DCR Expands Youth Engagement Program to 84 Organizations Hosting Free Sports, Arts, and Nature Exploration Activities in Cities Around Massachusetts

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DCR and DFG Officials Send Off Second Crew of Wildland Firefighters to Help Battle Quebec Blazes 

7/05/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

(DCR) Commissioner Brian Arrigo and Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Commissioner Tom O’Shea sent off 16 state wildland firefighters – 14 from DCR and 2 from DFG – to Quebec, Canada

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DCR Opens Registration for Free Learn to Swim Lessons for Kids Across the State 

6/29/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Public Can Sign Up for Classes on June 30; Three Two-Week Sessions of Swim Lessons Will Be Held at 18 Agency Pools in July and August

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DCR Invites Park Visitors to Take a Selfie to Celebrate the Civilian Conservation Corps  

6/27/2023 Department of Conservation & Recreation

New Initiative Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of CCC, a Roosevelt-era Program to Provide Job Opportunities and Improve the Country’s Forests During the Great Depression