Parsons Reserve Closed
Parsons Reserve will again be closed for daffodil season. Bristol County is at a "very high" risk level and COVID-19 cases are rising (above last spring's peak). Inviting thousands of visitors into a small outdoor area with very narrow trails is contrary to all public health guidance. Thank you for your understanding.
Take a Hike
Spring has sprung! Hit the trails and start exploring.
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.
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."