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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $11 Million for 81 Trail Improvement Projects Across the Commonwealth 

6/28/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

MassTrails Program Funding 81 Projects to Expand and Connect the State’s Network of Trails

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces DCR-Managed Pools Open for the Season this Weekend  

6/24/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Registration for Free Swimming Lessons Set to Begin on June 27th

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Transition Announced at the Department of Conservation and Recreation 

6/22/2022 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Expanded Lifeguard Coverage for Several Inland and Ocean Waterfronts Across the Commonwealth  

6/17/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR will begin to offer extended lifeguard services starting on Saturday, June 18, 2022, through the summer season

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $90K in Grants to Rural and Volunteer Fire Departments Across the State 

6/15/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The VFA grants are designed to assist municipalities that are home to community volunteer fire departments to respond to wildfires safely and effectively

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Baker-Polito Administration Rededicates Kearsarge Memorial in South Boston 

6/14/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

State, Local Partnership Enabled the Rehabilitation of the 1930s Memorial

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State Environmental Officials Plant Seeds to Kick-Off Second Year of Pollinator Habitat Campaign in the Commonwealth 

6/01/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Growing Wild Massachusetts” Makes Free Pollinator Habitat Starter Kits Available to the Public to Promote, Preserve, and Boost Pollinator Populations

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Waterfront Services Throughout the State Parks System Starts Memorial Day Weekend 

5/26/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Baker-Polito Administration Urges Public to Take Precautions When Around Waterbodies and Pool Facilities

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Baker-Polito Administration Opens Spray Decks Early For Children and Families to Enjoy 

5/20/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

15 Facilities Across the Commonwealth to Help the Public Stay Cool this Weekend

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DCR Warns of Increased Wildlife Danger Due to Current Dry Conditions Across the Commonwealth 

5/13/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR is encouraging the public to practice fire prevention and safety measures following several wildland fires throughout the state

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State Parks System to Utilize Mobile Parking App Yodel to Streamline Visitor Parking Process 

5/13/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR will commence utilizing the mobile parking app YODEL throughout the state parks system enabling visitors to pay for parking using their smartphone

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Annual Park Serve Day 

4/19/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Park Serve Day is a great way for everyone in the Commonwealth to make a difference at the state park they most enjoy

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces School Vacation Week State Park Programming 

4/14/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR will offer free and low-cost family-friendly programs during the upcoming April school vacation week

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $1.2 Million For State Park Enhancement Projects 

3/21/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR’s 2022 Partnerships Matching Funds Program Awards 29 Organizations Dedicated to Park Improvements Across Massachusetts

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DCR to Offer Lifeguards Up to $1,000 in Bonuses; Increased Pay for 2022 Summer Season 

2/23/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Seeking to Improve Water Safety, the Agency is Also Hiring Three New Key Positions