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August 2019

Read the August 2019 newsletter

See the 2019 fishing and hunting season summary.

August 10: Family Fishing Clinic, Goshen – This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Upper Highland Lake in the DAR State Forest in Goshen (78 Cape Street – rt. 112) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).*Open to the public. No pre-registration required. Contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@mass.gov or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

August 14: Family Fishing Clinic, West Boylston – This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Wachusett Reservoir (211 Temple St., West Boylston) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Lancaster Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Lancaster Recreation Department at https://www.ci.lancaster.ma.us/recreation or (978) 365-3326 ext. 1108 for more information.

August 19: Family Fishing Clinic, Andover  This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Pomps Pond in Andover (147 Abbot St.) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Andover Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Andover Recreation Dept. at http://andoverrec.com/landing/index or (978) 623-8340 for more information.

August 22: Family Fishing Clinic, Milton This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Turners Pond (Central Ave.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Milton Recreation Department at https://www.townofmilton.org/parks-recreation or (617) 898-4940 for more information.

August 28: Youth Fishing Clinic, Sudbury This is a free learn to fish clinic designed for beginners at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center (680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@mass.gov or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

August 28: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Westborough – The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 10 a.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA). If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at (508) 389-6342. Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak must notify the Board 2 weeks prior to the Board meeting; for more detailed information, contact Susan Sacco at (508) 389-6342.

August 28: Public Hearing, Westborough – A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 28, at 1 p.m., at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA) to amend the list of species of animals and plants protected by the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, in 321 CMR 10.90 & 10.91. Click here for the public hearing notice and proposed changes.

September 2019

See the 2019 fishing and hunting season summary.

September 4: Adult Fishing Clinic, Sudbury This is a free learn to fish clinic designed for adult beginners at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center (680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@mass.gov or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

September 7: Harold Parker State Forest Family Fishing Festival, Andover This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) at Sudden Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest (133 Jenkins Rd, Andover, MA 01810) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Open to the public. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@mass.gov or (508) 389-6309.

September 9: Family Fishing Clinic, Stoneham This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Spot Pond in Stoneham (Straw Point Parking area at the corner of South St. and Main St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Stoneham Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Stoneham Recreation Department at http://www.stonehamrec.com/ or (781) 279-2609 for more information.

September 11: Family Fishing Clinic, Medway This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Choate Park Pond (7 Oak St.) from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Medway Parks and Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Medway Parks and Recreation Office for more information at (508) 321-4740 or https://medwayma.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=activities.

September 12: Family Fishing Clinic, Shrewsbury – This is a family friend, learn to fish clinic at Dean Park Pond (785 Main St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Shrewsbury Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Shrewsbury Recreation Office after September 7 at www.shrewsburyma.gov/parkrec or (508) 841-8503 for more information.

September 12: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The September meeting of the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee will be held 1:30–4:30 p.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA) in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at (508) 389-6342.

September 14: Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Amherst – GUW is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certificate of completion. Click here to learn about this workshop. To register, contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@mass.gov. Registration deadline is September 4.

September 18: Family Fishing Clinic, Billerica This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Nuttings Lake in Billerica (Micozzi Beach at 586 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica) from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Billerica Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Billerica Recreation Department at http://recreation.town.billerica.ma.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1 or (978) 671-0921 for more information.

September 22: The Massachusetts Outdoor Expo, Sturbridge  Experience "The Big MOE" at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge, MA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. For the past 20 years, this FREE, family-oriented event has celebrated outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. With over 45 activity stations, there’s something for everyone at The Big MOE! Stations include: target shooting, archery, fishing, mountain biking, and more. All stations are supervised and provide a unique, hands-on experience for people of all ages. For a complete listing of activity stations and more details, please visit www.FawnsExpo.com.

September 25: Family Fishing Clinic, Lexington This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Old Reservoir in Lexington (Parking area off of Rt. 2A) from 4 to 6 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Lexington Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Lexington Recreation Department at https://www.lexingtonma.gov/recreation-community-programs or (781) 698-4800 for more information.

September 28: Fearing Pond Family Fishing Festival, Plymouth This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event at Fearing Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). *Open to the public. No pre-registration required. Contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@mass.gov or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

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