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Report fish kills 

5/27/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Call the Massachusetts Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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Attract birds to your yard naturally this spring 

5/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

You don’t need a bird feeder to attract songbirds to your yard or garden. Providing natural food sources and water can benefit wildlife while still providing plenty of viewing opportunities for bird lovers.

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New funding to restore trout streams from specialty license plate 

5/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Thanks to a new agreement, proceeds from the brook trout license plate will provide funding directly to MassWildlife to restore habitats for trout and other coldwater species.

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 20 

4/29/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Mark the day by making a donation or learning about some of the many species that have benefitted from the protection of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act.

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Wear your life jacket 

4/29/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Wearing a properly fitted personal flotation device could save your life.

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

4/29/2022 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Whatever the reason, watch out for them!

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Take mom fishing 

4/28/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Get outside for Mother's Day! Plan ahead with these tips and treat mom to a great experience on the water.

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Plant a bumblebee-friendly garden 

4/28/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The loss of bumblebees and other native pollinators can have devastating consequences on the biodiversity of Massachusetts. Learn how to plant your garden to help pollinators.

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Governor Baker Joins City of Boston Students at Jamaica Pond for Annual Trout Stocking Program 

4/27/2022 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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MassWildlife continues volunteer-based bat house monitoring program 

4/13/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is continuing work to monitor bat houses installed across the state in 2020. Learn about the 9 different species of bats found in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help support bat conservation.

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School is out, help stock trout! 

4/11/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The public is invited to help MassWildlife stock trout during school vacation week. Join stocking events in Pittsfield, Plymouth, Westfield, Woburn, and Worcester.

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MassWildlife's Information and Education Chief Marion Larson retires 

4/05/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Wildlife education and sharing a love of outdoor recreation were at the heart of Larson's 38 years of state service.

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2022 spring turkey season 

4/04/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2022 spring turkey hunting season in Massachusetts is April 25–May 21. Get ready for the start of season by purchasing your license and turkey permit then review regulations and hunting tips.

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Report sightings of young bears 

4/04/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

To track bear populations for research, MassWildlife needs to know where cubs have been observed. If you see a bear with cubs in eastern Massachusetts, report it!

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Initial Swift River Study Complete 

4/04/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Biologists have concluded the first phase of a long-term research effort. Anglers can stay informed with a project web page.

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