On Saturday, June 10th, Mass Wildlife Division of Fisheries and Wildlife held their second annual open house, welcoming the public to explore their grounds and exhibits.
Originally intended as a one-off event last year in celebration of their 150th anniversary, the open house attracted so many people that Jack Buckley, Director, decided to do it again. “We’ve had people from all over the country, and the world-Italy, Missouri, all right here in Westborough,” he explains. “It’s a great opportunity for people to be able to really see what we do and learn more about our programs.”
From archery to service dog training and a fun outdoor BBQ, the open house attracted all ages, all day.
Hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend! Most of us can agree that up here in New England, the weather was a bit dreary..but that didn’t stop racers at the Figawi Regatta 2017 from getting out in the water.
WMCT followed the race closely on the press boat, Loose Cannon (shout out to Julie and John for being such amazing hosts!), to keep up with the racers and go a little bit behind the scenes. We know ALL about the infamous Figawi Tent Party, but wanted to learn more about what it’s like to be at that Hyannis starting line with over 200 boats surrounding you, what the prep work was that went into racing, and what some of the dangers are on the water.
We also stopped by the Figawi Charity Ball, which has been a crucial event in helping the Figawi Charity to raise over $200,000 per year to give out to local organizations that would otherwise go without.
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