DCR Lower Neponset River Greenway Geology Walk
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For preregistration and location, email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us 

Space is limited. For ages 12 and up.

Les Tyrala, registered geologist, and the DCR  will lead a geology walk along the Neponset River  Greenway. Examine sedimentary bedrock evidence of ancient mountains, shallow seas and lava flows plus the more recent glacial features. Co-sponsored by DCR and Neponset River Watershed Association. 

·         All programs are FREE.

·         Wear sturdy footgear on all hikes.

·         Carry drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellant recommended.

·         Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs.

·         We will hike unless the weather creates unsafe conditions.

·         For  weather updates and cancellations news, please call the DCR Blue Hills 

headquarters at 617-727-4573, ext. 3.

·         Reasonable accommodations available upon request, with advance notice.

Email  Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us

Volunteer Trail Maintenance @ Houghton's Pond Parking Lot
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at our monthly trail maintenance event! We begin at 9:00 am at Houghton’s Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton.  We will carpool to the work sites, work until about 12:30 pm and gather back together for a pizza lunch.

This program is designed to have volunteers work with trail leaders to maintain drainage structures such as culverts and water bars, and to clear the trails of overgrowth and downed branches. Volunteers will receive training in working safely as well as proper maintenance and use of the tools.

No prior experience necessary! Make sure to dress appropriately for working on the trails and bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!

DCR: Open House at the Dorothy Quincy Homestead @ Dorothy Quincy Homestead
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A National Historic Landmark, the Quincy Homestead is significant for its role in early American history, for its architecture, and for its Quincy family association.

In addition to the architecture and furnishings, docents share stories of the Quincy family during the colonial era. The tours are free.

DCR: Bats in the Blue Hills
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bats, our only flying mammals, are truly remarkable and often misunderstood animals. Bats are very beneficial and can eat up to 600 insects an hour. Join us for an evening of bat appreciation as we learn more about these amazing creatures in an indoor lecture then head outside to lure in a few of these flying wonders.

Email Maggi.Brown@state.ma.us for registration and location. Space is limited. For ages 8 and up.