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Save the Birds!

May - Michael Aronsohn - Yellow Warbler at Smith Farm

In 2019 it was reported that the number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen a staggering 29 percent since 1970. Habitat loss is considered one of the primary reasons for this decline. You can join with many others to make a difference by supporting DNRT’s work to preserve & restore wetland, open field & woodland habitat…

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2020 Calendar Contest Winners Announced!


We are proud to announce the winners selected for the 2020 DNRT Calendar. We received dozens of beautiful photos and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just 13. Thanks to all who entered. Now is the time to start shooting for next year!                  …

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New Dog Rule at DNRT Reserves


As of August 15, 2019, a new dog rule has been added to the list of rules at DNRT’s dog friendly reserves: no more than 3 dogs per adult trail user. DNRT aims to make our reserves a friendly, safe environment for all our trail users. This rule will help with the biggest problem we…

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How to Carry Dog Poop Gracefully

Leah's dog, Ashe

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD Who hates picking up dog poop? I know I do. It’s smelly and gross. Carrying it around on your walk is a pain. Although it is troublesome, I still pick it up because dog poop contains harmful bacteria and nutrients. The bacteria in dog poop can make both you…

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Russell Family Honored at DNRT’s 48th Annual Meeting

The non-profit Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) honored Angelica Lloyd Russell’s family with the “Bill Pinney Conservation Leadership Award” at its 48th Annual Meeting on May 15 at Friends Academy in Dartmouth. The Pinney award, named in memory of one of the founders of DNRT, was established in 2017 to honor those who have made…

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DNRT Seeking Renewal of Accreditation

Land Trust Accreditation

We are pleased to announce we are applying for renewal of accreditation through the national Land Trust Accreditation Program. This program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The accreditation process includes an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs by the Land…

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Group Walks Empower Women to Explore Nature

by Chloe Shelford, Dartmouth Week On November 11, women (and two dogs) gathered at the Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve, off Potomska Rd., for a 3.4 mile hike defined by companionship and togetherness. Many women feel nervous about hiking alone. The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust wanted to help women overcome their fear and feel safe in…

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Dog Blog #3: What Does Under Control Really Mean?

Leah and her German Shepard, Ashe

By LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD Many dog owners like to walk their dogs on trails where the rule states “Dogs must be under control.” They assume this gives their dogs the freedom to run around off leash and get more exercise. But what does “under control” really mean? A controlled dog will stay by…

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2019 Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

Cover -James Correia - Daffodils at Parsons Reserve

We are proud to announce our 2019 calendar contest winners! We received over 200 photos and it sure was difficult to pick! Thank you to all who entered. Start snapping for next year! Buy your 2019 DNRT Calendar Today!                          

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New Bedford High School Students Working with Southcoast Energy Challenge


Challenge through the “​Learn and Earn​” program to make New Bedford a more sustainable city.​ For 6 weeks this summer, 14 New Bedford High School students are interning with the Marion Institute’s Southcoast Energy Challenge to: enhance their knowledge on renewable energy and potential career opportunities enlighten their community about this burgeoning industry encourage New…

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