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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

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DCR Announces February 2022 School Vacation Programming 

2/18/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced today that it will offer free and low-cost family-friendly programs during the upcoming February school vacation week.

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Environmental and Public Safety Officials Urge Public to Stay Safe On and Near Ice  

1/21/2022 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) are cautioning the public about the potential dangers of thin ice

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Day Hikes at Massachusetts State Parks 

12/28/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

First Day Hikes throughout the Massachusetts State Parks System on Saturday, January 1, 2022

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of $2.5 Million Foss Park Field Renovation Project 

12/22/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The completion of a $2.5 million field renovation project at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Foss Park in the City of Somerville.

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of $4.6 Million Halibut Point State Park Renovation Project  

12/01/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

The multi-year, multiphase project focused on making the property, one of DCR’s most popular state parks, more accessible and welcoming to a wider array of visitors

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Start of Public Ice Skating Season 

11/24/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Public skating at all DCR managed rinks will begin on Friday, November 26, 2021

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces “Go Green on Black Friday” Hikes For Public to Enjoy 

11/24/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

DCR will offer guided hikes at several state parks throughout the Commonwealth on “Black Friday,” November 26, 2021

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DCR Celebrates Completion of Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Otter Exhibit Improvement Project 

10/16/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

In Partnership with Mass Audubon, Museum and Exhibits will continue to serve as interpretive hub for the Reservation

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DCR Approves 2021 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation 

10/08/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates 30,000th Greening the Gateway Cities Program Tree Planting 

9/23/2021 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

$245,000 Awarded to Support Local Tree Planting Efforts

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Completion of Speedway Revitalization Project 

9/10/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

Historic State Park Building Becomes Hub for Community Gathering and Commerce

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates the Opening of the Jamaica Plain Skate Park 

8/31/2021 Department of Conservation & Recreation

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