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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

Donor : Purchased by DNRT  Acreage : 60 Location : Allens Neck Road, between Barney’s Joy Rd and Round the Bend Farm | View Google Map Year Acquired : 2017 Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. Volunteer Steward : Jane Ashley Additional Regulations: To protect ground nesting birds and other wildlife, NO DOGS ALLOWED.  No horseback riding. No bicycles.…

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…

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Dog Blog #1: How to Protect Your Dog When Trail Walking

June 29, 2018

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD I love walking my dog on land trust trails. We get to enjoy nature and my dog gets lots of exercise from running along the trails and smelling all the pheromones released by different animals. Unfortunately, lately we have had a lot of unpleasant experiences while out trail walking.…

Destruction Brook Woods

Mysteries of Destruction Brook Woods, Pt 2

November 15, 2017

BY JEFF GRABER This is the second installment in a three-part series about unresolved mysteries in Destruction Brook Woods. Mysterious Holes – Our second mystery was discovered by Peter Bullard, a long-time DNRT member, and is located on the northern side of the Tea Cup trail (so named by former DNRT Land Manager Sarah Storer…

Allens Pond Conservation Completion Project

September 21, 2016

From Horseneck Road to Barney’s Joy, visionary local landowners and conservation organizations have worked together over decades to protect and preserve Allens Pond in Dartmouth. If you’ve ever explored Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, you’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of this land conservation. The sanctuary’s 600 acres of unspoiled salt marshes and rugged beaches along Buzzards Bay…

Wernick Farm

June 3, 2016

Donor : Purchased by DNRT from Reva Newfield and family Acreage : 62 Location : North Albro Ave. (off N. Hixville Road) | View Google Map Year Acquired : 2014 Access Point : Two parking lots located on North Albro Ave., 1/2 mile in from N. Hixville Road (see directions below).  Please note:  North Albro Ave. is…

Allen’s Mill

February 24, 2016

Allen’s Mill is part of DNRT’s Destruction Brook Woods property, but is accessed via a separate parking area and not connected by trail to the rest of Destruction Brook  Woods. Location : Slade’s Corner Road | View Google Map Year Acquired : 2000 (as part of Destruction Brook Woods acquisition) Access Point : Parking area…

New Dartmouth Trail Opens (Standard Times article)

October 15, 2015

Nearly 100 people showed up on a beautiful, sunny morning for the DNRT’s opening of the Paskamansett Woods trail, just south of Route 6 and directly across Chase Road from Gene Street. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20151012/NEWS/151019818