New DNRT Dog Rule

Notice: New DNRT Dog Rule

As of August 15, 2019, no more than 3 dogs are allowed per adult trail user.

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Barn Bash

14th Annual Barn Bash

Join DNRT at our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Barn Bash! Enjoy a fabulous evening of music, food, and fun.

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Coastal Farms

SAVE THIS FARM!

Join us in our quest to permanently protect 150 acres of the Dartmouth landscape through our Coastal Farms campaign.

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Tall Grass

Be Tick Smart!

Deer ticks and dog ticks are found throughout Massachusetts. These critters spread a variety of very serious infectious diseases, including Lyme Disease and babesiosis.

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Your Land Trust

DNRT preserves habitat for birds and other wildlife, saves farmland that provides locally grown products, and protects beautiful natural areas for you to enjoy.

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Take a Hike

With the generous support of members like you, we have helped protect more than 5,000 acres of land and maintain more than 35 miles of hiking trails

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Our Mission

Since 1971 we have been working to preserve and protect Dartmouth’s natural resources for people and nature, forever.

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DNRT Photo Contest

Send us your best shots for our 2020 Calendar Photo Contest!

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How We Work

  • Land Acquisition and Protection: Identifying and preserving important wildlife habitats, farmlands, historic sites, wetlands, and open spaces in Dartmouth by purchasing and accepting donations of land and conservation restrictions.
  • Land Management: Protecting our lands through stewardship practices based in science and designed to maintain the working landscape and enhance biodiversity and healthy ecological systems while encouraging public access.
  • Outreach: Educating and engaging all sectors of the community to ensure the long-term support for natural resource conservation and stewardship.
  • Partnerships: Collaborating with other organizations to accomplish our land conservation, land management, and outreach goals.

DNRT Center at Helfand Farm

The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm, located at 318 Chase Road, has been DNRT's headquarters since 2016. The property was bequeathed to DNRT in 2013 by the Helfand family, who had owned it since 1912 and wanted to see it preserved for future generations.  For it's work to rehabilitate the historic (c.1835) farmhouse to create office and work space, DNRT received the Waterfront Historic Area League's prestigious "Sarah R. Delano Preservation Award."

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