BY LEAH HOWARD Cold winds rushed across the water and shocked my exposed skin. I raised my neck warmer, hoping that it would shield my face and save me from the bone-chilling breeze. It barely helped. I looked ahead to the end of the dam and noticed I still had a long dam walk to…

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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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Cover---Ocean-View-Farm---Joanne-Humphrey

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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Dog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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