DIKE CREEK NOW OPEN!
Our newest property, the Dike Creek Reserve, is now open to the public! This property has a little bit of everything: salt marsh, forested swamp, farmland, streams, and wooded uplands.GO EXPLORE!
Be Tick Smart
Deer ticks and dog ticks are found throughout Massachusetts (even in winter!). These critters spread a variety of very serious infectious diseases, including Lyme Disease and babesiosis.KEEP YOURSELF SAFE!
Take a Hike
Going a little stir-crazy right now? Spending time outdoors is a great way to clear your mind, get some exercise, and enjoy nature!
How We Work
- Land Acquisition and Protection: Identifying and preserving important wildlife habitats, farmlands, historic sites, wetlands, and open spaces in Dartmouth by purchasing and accepting donations of land and conservation restrictions.
- Land Management: Protecting our lands through stewardship practices based in science and designed to maintain the working landscape and enhance biodiversity and healthy ecological systems while encouraging public access.
- Outreach: Educating and engaging all sectors of the community to ensure the long-term support for natural resource conservation and stewardship.
- Partnerships: Collaborating with other organizations to accomplish our land conservation, land management, and outreach goals.
The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm, located at 318 Chase Road, has been DNRT's headquarters since 2016. The property was bequeathed to DNRT in 2013 by the Helfand family, who had owned it since 1912 and wanted to see it preserved for future generations. For it's work to rehabilitate the historic (c.1835) farmhouse to create office and work space, DNRT received the Waterfront Historic Area League's prestigious "Sarah R. Delano Preservation Award."