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Group Walks Empower Women to Explore Nature

November 15, 2018

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…

Leah and her German Shepard, Ashe

Dog Blog #3: What Does Under Control Really Mean?

November 7, 2018

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…

Cover -James Correia - Daffodils at Parsons Reserve

2019 Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

September 17, 2018

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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Calendar Photo Contest Ends 8/15!

July 31, 2018

Love nature? Love taking photos? Submit your pictures to DNRT for a chance to be featured in our 2019 calendar!  The full-color calendar highlights Dartmouth’s natural character, and proceeds from the sale will benefit land conservation in the community. Photographs must be taken on or of a DNRT property and can feature agricultural lands, forests, lakes…

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New Bedford High School Students Working with Southcoast Energy Challenge

July 31, 2018

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…

Leah and Ashe

Dog Blog # 2: A Message from Leah: Please Help Me by Picking Up Your Dog Poop

July 26, 2018

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD The worst thing about walking a dog is picking up its poop and carrying the smelly bag throughout the duration of your walk. Usually it’s the whole walk because, if your dog is like mine, it poops at the beginning of the trail out of sheer excitement of being…

Tick Talk

Tick Talk at DNRT Center

July 24, 2018

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…

Ocean View Farm

Ocean View Farm Reserve

July 11, 2018

OPENED JULY 14, 2018! Donor : Purchased by DNRT  Acreage : 60 Location : Allens Neck Road, between Barney’s Joy Rd and Round the Bend Farm Year Acquired : 2017 Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. Volunteer Steward : Jane Ashley Trail Map (pdf file) Additional Regulations: To protect ground nesting birds and other wildlife, NO DOGS ALLOWED.  No horseback…

Slocum's River Reserve

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

July 2, 2018

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…