Frank Knowles Little River Reserve

LOVE A TRAIL

We are raising $40,000 for 40 miles of trails! With our summer fundraiser cancelled, we need your help to continue our work. Show us how much you love the trails!

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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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With the generous support of members like you, we have helped protect more than 5,000 acres of land and maintain more than 37 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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Be Tick Smart

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

KEEP YOURSELF SAFE!

Take a Hike

Going a little stir-crazy right now? Spending time outdoors is a great way to clear your mind, get some exercise, and enjoy nature!

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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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