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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

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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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Tick Talk at DNRT Center

Tick Talk

BY KENDRA MURRAY As our climate warms, the tick population increases, as does the risk of Lyme and other tick-transmitted diseases. Many of us know someone who has been affected by Lyme. In fact, Massachusetts has one of the highest incidence rates of tick-borne diseases in the country, and Lyme is not all we need…

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Take a Hike: A Perfect Summer Walk at Slocum’s River Reserve

Slocum's River Reserve

By Shoshana Brown It’s finally summer! We have been suffering through a longer, chillier, cloudier spring than usual this year, but at last we are getting ready for parades, picnics, backyard grilling, and trips to the beach. But standing around watching parades, filling up at a picnic, or lying on a beach towel (when you…

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Dog Blog #1: How to Protect Your Dog When Trail Walking

Ashe

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD I love walking my dog on land trust trails. We get to enjoy nature and my dog gets lots of exercise from running along the trails and smelling all the pheromones released by different animals. Unfortunately, lately we have had a lot of unpleasant experiences while out trail walking.…

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Report Your Wild Turkey Sightings!

Wild Turkey

Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area. Sportsmen and women, birders, and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to assist with MassWildlife’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. MassWildlife conducts a  Brood Survey from June 1 through August 31 each year to estimate the number of…

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US cities losing 36 million trees a year, researchers find

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies are altered’ by Naomi Larsson Tree cover in urban areas has declined at a rate of around 175,000 acres per year, while impervious cover – such as roads and buildings – has increased significantly across the country. An estimated 40%…

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