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Getting our state parks back on track

On October 14, Massachusetts Conservation Voters convened a state virtual parks summit attended by more than 20 environmental organizations from across the Commonwealth. This open letter, signed by more than 50 organizations, is the result. MASSACHUSETTS STATE PARKS are in crisis. More than a decade of funding and staffing cuts have eviscerated the Department of Conservation […]

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Lots of problems, but also hope, at DCR

SUMMERTIME, and the living is not easy. A lingering pandemic, intense heatwaves followed by drenching rains, followed by intense heatwaves and more rain have made this summer a bit problematic. Fortunately, we have our state forests, parks, beaches, pools, splashpads, and bike trails to provide respite. Weather aside, a unique set of circumstances offers a […]