State Wildlife Officials to Celebrate Land Acquisition in Newbury
24.5-acre parcel adds key acreage and enhanced access to state Wildlife Management Area
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Governor Deval L. Patrick
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray
Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr.
Press Release Contacts: Reginald Zimmerman — 617-626-1052 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Williams — 617-626-1809 or email@example.com
WHAT: On Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), along with conservationists and local elected officials in the town of Newbury, will announce the addition of a 24.5 acre land parcel to DFG's Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The WMA parcel is 1,600 acres and home to ruffed grouse, woodcock, cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, gray squirrels, raccoons and foxes and numerous other species. A destination for hunters, the Martin Burns WMA is stocked with pheasants throughout the fall hunting season.
||DFG Commissioner Mary Griffin
||MassWildlife Director Wayne MacCallum
||George Darey, Chairman of Fisheries and Wildlife Board
||Energy and Environmental Affairs Assistant Secretary for
||Land and Forest Conservation Stephanie Cooper
||Ed Becker, Executive Director of the Essex County Greenbelt Association
||Town of Newbury Selectman Geoff Walker
WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 11 a.m.
WHERE: 191 Scotland Road, Newbury
Take Exit 56 off Rt. I-95 toward Scotland Road, Newbury. The site is adjacent to Rt. 95 and directly across from the State Police barracks. Parking will be along Scotland Road where there is a wide pull-off.
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Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
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