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How to Carry Dog Poop Gracefully

May 16, 2019

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD Who hates picking up dog poop? I know I do. It’s smelly and gross. Carrying it around on your walk is a pain. Although it is troublesome, I still pick it up because dog poop contains harmful bacteria and nutrients. The bacteria in dog poop can make both you…

Russell Family Honored at DNRT’s 48th Annual Meeting

May 16, 2019

The non-profit Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) honored Angelica Lloyd Russell’s family with the “Bill Pinney Conservation Leadership Award” at its 48th Annual Meeting on May 15 at Friends Academy in Dartmouth. The Pinney award, named in memory of one of the founders of DNRT, was established in 2017 to honor those who have made…

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Wintertime Walking

February 6, 2019

BY KENDRA MURRAY During the winter months, it becomes very easy to stay indoors. Sure, it looks sunny and warm outside, but as soon as the front door is opened, the chill hits your face and you retreat back into your home. The coat gets thrown back on the rack, you turn on the coffeepot,…

Holiday Party 2018

2018 Members Only Holiday Party

December 7, 2018

VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE! Our 2nd Annual Members Only was a smashing success! Many thanks to all of our wonderful members and volunteers who brought dishes, helped us clean, decorate, and brought great company. Raffle winners are listed below: 2 Celtics Tickets (Club Section) 12/19/18 Games vs Phoenix Suns + Passes to Legends. Donated by…

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…

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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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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…