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Nor’easters and Tree Growth

November 2, 2021

BY SOPHIA KARR I am sure given the current condition of the roads and the power lines we are all aware of how the recent Nor’easter affected our personal lives. I want to tell you all about how storms like the one last week can impact our forests. A little bit of background: both hurricanes…

Sophia (the new TerraCorps member) at Cape Elizabeth, in a black cardigan sweater, purple shirt, and black pants. Her hair is also purple.

Beginning My TerraCorps Service Year

September 9, 2021

BY SOPHIA KARR When I was little, I would go on long walks in the woods near my house with my parents. My dad showed me all kinds of birds and forest critter, while my mom, brother, and I picked wild blueberries and blackberries. In freshman year of high school for an earth science project…

Hand Digging A Runnel

Salt Marsh Migration Work

September 8, 2021

BY LINDA VANDERVEER Being a child of the 1980s, Blondie’s The Tide is High is on a relatively frequent playlist at my house.  But these days the tune is in my head more often for another reason – the tide is in fact high.  And getting higher.  The effects of climate change are unspooling before…

Greer's Garden

Greer’s Garden

August 10, 2021

Location:   318 Chase at the DNRT Center at Helfand Farm | View Google Map Year Opened: 2021 Access Point:   The trailhead to Greer’s Garden is beyond the two handicapped parking spaces closest to the DNRT office. Additional Regulations: Dogs must be leashed and waste removed from the trail Stay on all trails No bikes No…

Dike Creek Reserve

Discover DNRT Scavenger Hunt

May 21, 2021

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…

DNRT’s and Mass Audubon’s TerraCorps members, staff, and volunteers hard at work.

Climate Action through Salt Marsh Restoration

March 17, 2021

by Rishya N. From the MassAudubon Your Great Outdoors Blog When we look to nature, we can find many ways to adapt to and mitigate climate change. Restoring nature so it can perform these services is, in part, how Mass Audubon acts on climate. Wetland restoration work being done on the South Coast is a prime example. On February 15, Dartmouth Natural…

Afternoon Stroll at Howland Reserve

The Hixville Hike – Howland Reserve

March 9, 2021

BY BRUCE TRABAN On February 13, it was my pleasure to be able to lead a walk talking about the History of Hixville, the Howland Reserve property, and dive into the values within ecosystem services. Our walk started in the center of the Hixville Village Historic District, where in the 1780’s Daniel Hix established the…

John Wheeler

Announcing a Partnership with John Wheeler – Team ROSO | RE/MAX Vantage

February 12, 2021

We are so excited to partner with local realtor and DNRT supporter John Wheeler! John will be making a donation to DNRT with each sale he makes. Each new homeowner will be gifted a DNRT membership with the purchase of their home. What a way to be welcomed into the neighborhood! Not only is John…

Kicking off DNRT’s 50th year!

January 11, 2021

We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2021 and kicked off the year with a Happy Birthday Walk on January 9. The walk took place at the Slocum’s River Reserve, and the adjoining Grosswendt Reserve, DNRT’s first acquired property. The Grosswendt Reserve was donated to DNRT in 1971 by Carl…