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DCR Announces $1 Million Acquisition to Conserve Key Forestland in West Springfield and Holyoke  

7/20/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR Partners with Mass Audubon to Permanently Protect 1,400-acres at Bear Hole Reservoir

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $6.5 Million in Funding to Support New Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation and Nature Center 

7/14/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Project to Drive Tourism, Create New Opportunities for Economic Development in the Berkshires

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State Officials Urge Public to Take Water Safety Precautions  

6/25/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR Continues to Hire Lifeguards for the Season; Announces Pay Increases for Lifeguards

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DCR Celebrates Trail Improvement Project Within Charles River Reservation 

6/17/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Pony Truss Trail Project Enhances Trail Connections in Newton Area of Reservation

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DCR Begins Trail Restoration Work at Manuel Correllus State Forest 

6/14/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

In Collaboration with Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, Work Will Restore and Add Trail Miles

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Department of Conservation and Recreation Releases Master Plan to Guide Investments in Parkways System 

6/11/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Assessment Will Inform DCR’s Approach to Parkway Maintenance, Design; Envisions Connected Network of Walkways and Bikeways Throughout Metro Boston

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State Environmental Agencies Launch Campaign to Promote Pollinator Habitat 

6/02/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

“Growing Wild Massachusetts” Will Offer Free Pollinator Habitat Starter Kits to Massachusetts Residents

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DCR Announces the Start of Waterfront Services and the Opening of Visitor Centers Across the State  

5/28/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Pavilions, Picnic Areas, and Additional Campsites Available to the Public

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Department of Conservation and Recreation Seeks Lifeguards for Summer Season  

5/19/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Apply online; lifeguards earn up to $18 per hour this upcoming season

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Department of Conservation and Recreation Celebrates Arbor Day by Highlighting Legacy Tree Program  

4/30/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The program catalogs and promotes unique and compelling Massachusetts trees

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State Environmental Officials Volunteer at Park Clean-up Event to Honor Earth Week 

4/23/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The clean-up effort is part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s celebration of Earth Week.

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State Environmental Officials Plant Tree in Fitchburg to Celebrate Earth Week Through Greening the Gateway Cities Program  

4/22/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Free Tree Planting Program Directly Benefits Residents and Business Owners.

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DCR Announces Family-Friendly Self-Guided Opportunities for April School Vacation Week 

4/16/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced that the agency will offer family-friendly Trip-Tip self-guided adventures for 22 state park locations during the traditional April school vacation week.

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DCR Accepting Applications for Partnership Matching Funds Program 

4/09/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Chosen projects to benefit local state parks and other facilities

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $960,000 to Support Local State Park Improvement Projects 

3/23/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The DCR 2021 Partnership Matching Funds program, provides vital matching funds for projects that improve or enhance the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.