Summer Nature Challenge

Are you looking for something to do this summer? Take the challenge and get outside every week! Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Gollub from Quinn Elementary School have created 7 weeks of challenges you can do while visiting many of DNRT’s Reserves. Click here to see Challenge #1  (pdf file)  

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Nicholas Wildman named to lead Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

Nick Wildman

The Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) today announced the appointment of Nicholas Wildman as Executive Director, effective July 18. Wildman, a New Bedford resident, has more than 15 years of leadership and project management experience at the Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), a unit of the Commonwealth’s Department of Fish…

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DNRT Protects Key Parcel at Smith Farm

May 20, 2022 – DNRT has preserved a key parcel at the entrance to its Smith Farm Reserve on Smith Neck Road, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. While not apparent to visitors to Smith Farm, this 1.85 acre parcel was privately owned. DNRT had used it for the past 30 years as…

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Dartmouth Open Space and Recreation Plan

Dartmouth Town Seal

The Town of Dartmouth is issuing an Open Space and Recreation Plan resident survey.  The survey can be accessed here. By answering the following questions, you can help to guide future plans for new and improved open space and recreation projects, properties, and programs in Dartmouth. The data collected here will be used to develop recommendations that…

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Please be a Responsible Dog Owner!

Dog with Bandana

BY LEAH MCFARLAND There has been an increase in irresponsible dog walking on DNRT trails over the last few months, so I thought I would take the time to remind my fellow dog owners and walkers that they are legally responsible for their dog’s behavior and actions while on DNRT reserves. Dogs must be under…

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Nor’easters and Tree Growth

Tree rings

BY SOPHIA KARR I am sure given the current condition of the roads and the power lines we are all aware of how the recent Nor’easter affected our personal lives. I want to tell you all about how storms like the one last week can impact our forests. A little bit of background: both hurricanes…

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Beginning My TerraCorps Service Year

Sophia (the new TerraCorps member) at Cape Elizabeth, in a black cardigan sweater, purple shirt, and black pants. Her hair is also purple.

BY SOPHIA KARR When I was little, I would go on long walks in the woods near my house with my parents. My dad showed me all kinds of birds and forest critter, while my mom, brother, and I picked wild blueberries and blackberries. In freshman year of high school for an earth science project…

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Salt Marsh Migration Work

Hand Digging A Runnel

BY LINDA VANDERVEER Being a child of the 1980s, Blondie’s The Tide is High is on a relatively frequent playlist at my house.  But these days the tune is in my head more often for another reason – the tide is in fact high.  And getting higher.  The effects of climate change are unspooling before…

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Climate Action through Salt Marsh Restoration

DNRT’s and Mass Audubon’s TerraCorps members, staff, and volunteers hard at work.

by Rishya N. From the MassAudubon Your Great Outdoors Blog When we look to nature, we can find many ways to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Restoring nature so it can perform these services is, in part, how Mass Audubon acts on climate. Wetland restoration work being done on the South Coast is a prime example. On February 15, Dartmouth Natural…

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The Hixville Hike – Howland Reserve

Afternoon Stroll at Howland Reserve

BY BRUCE TRABAN On February 13, it was my pleasure to be able to lead a walk talking about the History of Hixville, the Howland Reserve property, and dive into the values within ecosystem services. Our walk started in the center of the Hixville Village Historic District, where in the 1780’s Daniel Hix established the…

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