About the Friends of the Blue Hills

Photo by Mark Lotterhand


The Friends of the Blue Hills (FBH) is a 1,000-member non-profit organization devoted to preserving and protecting the Blue Hills Reservation’s natural beauty, diverse natural habitats and many recreational opportunities.

The Friends of the Blue Hills was formed in the mid-1970s by a group of people that recognized the vulnerability of the Reservation. For over 35 years, FBH has engaged the public in activities that protect the park by preventing encroachments, increasing park resources and improving park management. FBH’s mission has remained intact for over 35 years: to protect and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state. To accomplish this mission FBH acts to:

  1. Advocate for actions that will enhance the Reservation and serve as watchdog of activities that might adversely affect it.
  2. Guide enthusiasts in exploring the nearby remoteness of the Blue Hills Reservation through educational, historical, and nature hikes.
  3. Encourage involvement in the protection and preservation of the Reservation by all users.
  4. Work with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to maintain the quality of the Reservation and provide public input for its management.

Please read our 2012 Strategic Plan.


Friends of the Blue Hills, PO Box 416, Milton, MA 02186 | (781) 828-1805 | info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org

Board Members

[See profiles and photos of FBH staff and Board of Directors members here.]


  • David Dobrindt – President – Milton
  • Laura Beebe – Vice President – Milton
  • Cheryl Weinstein – Treasurer– Sharon
  • Denny Swenson – Secretary  – Milton

Trustees at Large

  • Ken Cohen – Brockton
  • James Green – Canton
  • Barbara Huggins Caroni – Newton
  • Rick Kesseli – Milton
  • Bob Mazairz – Newton
  • Charlie Maloney – Milton


Want to hike the Blue Hills, but don't know where to begin? Click here for recommendations to the best hiking near Boston. If you're interested in hiking Boston and Boston hiking, the Blue Hills Reservation offers great hikes near Boston. If you want to go hiking around Boston, be sure to check our suggested Boston hikes in the Blue Hills. The Blue Hills also offers a good place to find a South Shore MA mountain biking trail and you'll enjoy great Boston birding and birding near Boston. You'll also find a great swimming hole south of Boston at the Blue Hills Reservation and in general, great family fun South Shore.