Thank you for making 2016 a great year for DNRT!

As this year comes to a close, we celebrate our many accomplishments in 2016 and look forward to new opportunities in 2017. Here are some of DNRT’s accomplishments in 2016: Opening Wernick Farm, DNRT’s newest Reserve, in June 2016, an extraordinarily diverse natural area of 62-acres in North Dartmouth. Go […] Read more »

2nd Annual Trail Race and Walk

Over 170 runners and walkers participated in DNRT’s 2nd Annual Trail Race & Walk at Slocum’s River Reserve and Parsons Reserve on Saturday, November 5. The weather was great for running or walking and everyone enjoyed the course…as well as the after-race music, beer and pizza!  Congratulations to the male […] Read more »

Allens Pond Conservation Completion Project

DNRT and the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) have joined together to permanently protect 217 acres of critical coastal farmland, woodland, and wetland on Dartmouth’s magnificent Allens Pond, recognized as one of the most significant coastal habitats in Southern New England. After decades of conservation work, over 600 acres around Allens […] Read more »

The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm…It’s Rising

February 1, 2016 We’ve seen dramatic progress already on the construction of DNRT’s new headquarters at 318 Chase Road, thanks to the efforts of our Building Committee, and thanks to the nearly 200 donors whose generosity and support helped us kick-start this project. Although we’re approaching our fundraising goal, we’re […] Read more »

New Dartmouth Trail Opens (Standard Times article)

Nearly 100 people showed up on a beautiful, sunny morning for the DNRT’s opening of the Paskamansett Woods trail, just south of Route 6 and directly across Chase Road from Gene Street. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20151012/NEWS/151019818 Read more »

Parsons Reserve: “Reserve of the Month”

Parsons Reserve is a 32-acre parcel located just outside Russell’s Mills Village between Slade’s Corner Road and Horseneck Road. The parcel is primarily comprised of deciduous upland forest, with interesting topography, such as rock outcroppings and ridgelines. Destruction Brook meanders through the property on its way to Slocum’s River with the […] Read more »

DNRT Earns National Recognition

DNRT is proud to announce that it has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. DNRT’s Executive Director Dexter Mead remarked, “DNRT constantly strives to be one of the best land trusts in the country and we see accreditation […] Read more »

Conservation Partnership Protects 9-acre Dominican Sisters Farm

Thanks to the commitment of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and a partnership of conservation organizations including the Dartmouth Agricultural Preservation Trust Fund, Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Dartmouth Community Preservation Fund, and Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Corporation, an active 9-acre farm on Tucker Road in Dartmouth is now permanently protected from […] Read more »