DNRT Events

Passport Challenge

Kids’ Passport Challenge

April 21 - December 31
318 Chase Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States

Are you up for the challenge? Head to the DNRT office at Helfand Farm to pick up your passport. Passports will be outside the front door of the office in a small box. Once you have your passport, visit each of DNRT’s 19 properties with trails. At each kiosk, there will be a hole punch…

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Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt

May 10 - October 31

The Challenge:  Celebrate our 50th Birthday by finding and photographing 50 items on DNRT Reserves from among the 70 items listed on the “Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt” checklist. Each entrant* will receive a DNRT Guide to Outdoor Recreation in Dartmouth (a $15 value!), which contains information on 37 publicly-accessible properties and 4 great paddle trips…

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DNRT 50th Birthday

DNRT Birthday Cookout

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - December 12 @ 6:00 pm
318 Chase Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States

Saturday, September 18, 3:30 – 6:00 PM Join us at this year’s summer fundraisers! Unlike our traditional Barn Bash, we will be gathering for small, casual summer cookouts. These fun events will feature: delicious BBQ from local caterers (vegetarian options available) beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail lawn games music from every decade of DNRT’s…

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Knowles Padanaram Reserve

Knowles Padanaram Cleanup

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gulf Rd & Smith Neck Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States

It’s National Estuaries Week! Join us as we clean up the Knowles-Padanaram Reserve and the surrounding area to keep our waters (and land!) clean. We will have trash grabbers, gloves, and garbage bags. We encourage you to bring your own gloves if you have them. Please park on West Smith Neck Road near the DNRT…

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Bird Walk

Smith Farm Bird Walk

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
355 Smith Neck Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States

Take a stroll through beautiful Smith Farm in search of fall migratory birds. William Gil of the Paskamansett Bird Club will co-lead this walk with DNRT Land Manager Linda Vanderveer. Sorry, no dogs allowed on this walk. This event is full. To be placed on a wait list, please email kendra@dnrt.org.

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Ocean View Farm

Salt Marsh Restoration Walk

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
28 Allen's Neck Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States

Alice Besterman will discuss the restoration work happening at Ocean View Farm including climate impacts, issues the Ocean View Farm marsh faces, and how we are working to remediate some of those issues, by way of creating runnels and other data collection tools. Register here!

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Knowles Padanaram

Knowles-Padanaram Reserve Retrospective

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gulf Rd & Smith Neck Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States

Join us for a short and sweet evening hike! Kendra Murray, DNRT Development & Outreach Specialist will lead a group through the Knowles-Padanaram Reserve. This event is full. To be placed on a wait list, please email kendra@dnrt.org.

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Bumble bee

Bee Walk

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
318 Chase Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States

Professor Robert Gegear, founder of the Beecology Project, will lead a group around Helfand Farm, discussing which native plants can help save declining bee populations. This event is full. To be placed on a wait list, please email kendra@dnrt.org.

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7th Annual Trail Race

November 1 - November 30

Ready for a fun challenge?   After the success of the 2020 Trail Race, we have decided “go virtual” again for 2021! This year we are offering three different 5K courses (at Destruction Brook Woods, Ridge Hill Reserve, and Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve) and a couple of different options for participation.  3 Courses $35 Run…

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