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2020 Greeting Card Contest Winners

September 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce this year’s greeting card contest winners! We had dozens of submissions and, as usual, it was difficult to choose! Buy your cards here!  

Dike Creek Reserve

August 17, 2020

Donor : Purchased by DNRT  Acreage : 77 Location : Bakerville Road | View Google Map Year Acquired : 2019 Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. Volunteer Stewards : Jan & Toby Hall and Nat & Ellie Watson Additional Regulations: No horseback riding. No bicycles. Trail Map (pdf file) DESCRIPTION DNRT acquired the Dike Creek Reserve…

Puddle Jumpers

Children’s Nature Activities

April 7, 2020

Have you been spending more time with your kids outdoors? Perhaps you’re looking for something new and fun you can do when you head outside. Here are some great activities you can do at a DNRT Reserve or even in your own backyard! Nature Scavenger Hunt – This is a fun an easy game. We…

Ocean View Farm

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Earns National Recognition

February 25, 2020

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence Dartmouth, MA (Feb. 26, 2020) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1971, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT), has been doing just that for the people of Dartmouth. Now DNRT has announced…

Leah's dog, Ashe

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…

Little River Reserve

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,…

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…

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…