Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT)

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Birds of Massachusetts Woodlands: An Informational Talk (March 13)

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 PM DNRT Office at Helfand Farm 318 Chase Rd Dartmouth, MA 02747 Are your woods bird-friendly? How can you accomplish your land management goals, while benefiting forest songbirds? The forests of New England are vital for the survival and reproduction of many birds, such as the Chestnut-sided Warbler and Wood Thrush.…

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Become a Citizen Scientist by Participating in Frog Watch!

Northern Leopard Frog

FrogWatch USA is AZA’s citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. Why Frogs? Frogs and toads have served as important cultural symbols for centuries; this can range from symbolizing fertility in ancient Egypt, luck in…

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Mysteries of Destruction Brook Woods, Pt 2

Destruction Brook Woods

BY JEFF GRABER This is the second installment in a three-part series about unresolved mysteries in Destruction Brook Woods. Mysterious Holes – Our second mystery was discovered by Peter Bullard, a long-time DNRT member, and is located on the northern side of the Tea Cup trail (so named by former DNRT Land Manager Sarah Storer…

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Gidley Woods Forestry Talk & Walk

The Gidley Farm and associated woodland has been in the continuous ownership of a single family since the 1600s. The current woodlands have been under active forest management since the mid-1970s, resulting in the beautiful forest that continues to welcome visitors to the property. The forest is now ready for the next phase of management,…

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Coastal Farm in Dartmouth Protected to Keep Farming

Ocean View Farm

By ecoRI News staff DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The Buzzards Bay Coalition and its partners, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and Round the Bend Farm, recently celebrated the permanent protection of 115-acre Ocean View Farm on Allens Pond, the largest land conservation project ever completed along the coast of Buzzards Bay. Completed this past summer, the…

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2018 Calendar Photo Contest Winners!

We are happy to announce the winners of our 2018 Calendar Photo Contest! It was extremely difficult to choose with so many great submissions this year. Thank you to all you entered and congratulations to all of this year’s winners! [jcolumns] Cover: Sunset over George’s Pond, Wylde Reserve – Mark Goulding February: Canada Geese, Star…

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2017 Trail Trek

Trail Trek

Join DNRT’s “2017 Trail Trek” to win a prize and recognition while discovering new places, getting healthy exercise, and enjoying the great outdoors. It is easy to participate.  DNRT has two levels for the 2017 Trail Trek: Walk, run, hike or jog all 35 miles of trails and receive DNRT’s beautiful publication, the “Guide to Outdoor…

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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 take a walk at Wernick…

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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 and female race winners Mike…

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Allens Pond Conservation Completion Project

From Horseneck Road to Barney’s Joy, visionary local landowners and conservation organizations have worked together over decades to protect and preserve Allens Pond in Dartmouth. If you’ve ever explored Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, you’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of this land conservation. The sanctuary’s 600 acres of unspoiled salt marshes and rugged beaches along Buzzards Bay…

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