DCR Hikes Fees For State Parks, BeachesIt’s going to cost more to visit some state parks and beaches this summer, especially for out-of-state visitors.
DCR Official Resigns, Reportedly Over Pornography On Office ComputerThe Department of Conservation and Recreation’s western regional director resigned on Thursday, reportedly after pornography was discovered on his office computer.
I-Team: Environmental Police No Longer Allowing Lucrative OT Pool PerksThe leader of the Massachusetts Environmental Police will no longer allow his officers to split their shifts so they can work overtime details.
Harassment Probe Leads To Shakeup For Mass. Environmental AgencyGov. Charlie Baker's administration is moving to fire one official in the state's embattled environmental agency and has accepted the resignation of a second after a staffer complained of enduring retribution from superiors.
DCR Deputy Commissioner Resigns After Misusing State Vehicle Lights, SirensA top state Department of Conservation and Recreation official has resigned after he inappropriately used the emergency lights and sirens of his state vehicle.
Wire Cables Tied Across Massachusetts Nature TrailsPolice are warning riders and hikers that someone is stringing wire cables across state trails with the intent of causing serious harm.
First Deer Hunt On Blue Hills Reservation In 122 Years UnderwayThere hasn't been a deer hunt on the Blue Hills Reservation since 1893.
Man Charged With Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl At DCR Pool Pleads Not GuiltyA Watertown man charged with assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Department of Conservation and Recreation swimming pool in Waltham pleaded not guilty during his arraignment on Monday.
State Extending Summer Hours At Some Pools, Athletic FacilitiesGov. Charlie Baker says the goal is to offer more recreational opportunities for children to promote a healthy, fun and safe summer.
DCR Pools, Beaches Open On Time Despite Lifeguard ShortageDespite a lifeguard shortage threatening to close many state pools and beaches, the Department of Conservation and Recreation opened venues for swimming throughout the state on Saturday.
Esplanade's Renovated Lawn Unveiled At Hatch ShellAfter several months of renovations, the Hatch Shell Oval Lawn was unveiled during a ceremony on Friday at the Esplanade.
Massachusetts DCR Scrambling To Fill Hundreds Of Lifeguard PositionsMassachusetts officials are trying to fill hundreds of vacant lifeguard positions before the summer season gets in full swing.

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