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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…

2020 Long Dam Walk

February 7, 2020

BY LEAH HOWARD Cold winds rushed across the water and shocked my exposed skin. I raised my neck warmer, hoping that it would shield my face and save me from the bone-chilling breeze. It barely helped. I looked ahead to the end of the dam and noticed I still had a long dam walk to…

Results of the Nonquitt Coastal Waterbird Season

December 11, 2019

On a cloudy day in early April, DNRT volunteers and staff placed symbolic fencing on Nonquitt beach and within a week, two plovers had claimed the site as their own. Once again, this pair’s territory spanned the entire beach, despite a second pair attempting to stake claim to the eastern point. The first pair would…

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Save the Birds!

November 5, 2019

In 2019 it was reported that the number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen a staggering 29 percent since 1970. Habitat loss is considered one of the primary reasons for this decline. You can join with many others to make a difference by supporting DNRT’s work to preserve & restore wetland, open field & woodland habitat…

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2020 Calendar Contest Winners Announced!

September 18, 2019

We are proud to announce the winners selected for the 2020 DNRT Calendar. We received dozens of beautiful photos and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just 13. Thanks to all who entered. Now is the time to start shooting for next year!                  …

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New Dog Rule at DNRT Reserves

August 1, 2019

As of August 15, 2019, a new dog rule has been added to the list of rules at DNRT’s dog friendly reserves: no more than 3 dogs per adult trail user. DNRT aims to make our reserves a friendly, safe environment for all our trail users. This rule will help with the biggest problem we…

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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,…