Friends of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org Wed, 20 May 2015 12:09:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Music, crafts, face painting… and making the forests healthy! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/music-crafts-face-painting-making-the-forests-healthy/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/music-crafts-face-painting-making-the-forests-healthy/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 11:21:37 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7381 Join us for Green Up on Sunday May 31

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Green up the Blue Hills May 31 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/green-up-the-blue-hills-may-31/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/green-up-the-blue-hills-may-31/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 13:00:11 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7319 Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills!

You are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  The annual Green Up will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins.  You will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  You can park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot [...]]]> Team Up with Friends of the Blue Hills to Green Up the Blue Hills!

You are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  The annual Green Up will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins.  You will enjoy music, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.  You can park at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton.  It is a short, scenic walk from the parking lot to the cabins.  The event is rain or shine, and while some gloves will be available for weeding, please bring their own gardening gloves if you have them!  Please RSVP to Anne Comber at Greenup@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org or 617-696-8248.

Green Up Flyer 4-2-15

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Sample language for a bequest to FBH http://friendsofthebluehills.org/bequest-language/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/bequest-language/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:51:20 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7366 Through a bequest (or a gift in your Will), you may leave FBH a specific dollar amount, or all or a percentage of your estate.   You may stipulate whether your bequest is unrestricted support, or for a specific purpose.

Here is sample language that you can show your lawyer:

“After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, bequeath and devise % of the reminder of my estate (or $ if a specific amount) to Friends of the Blue Hills Charitable Trust. (Tax ID 04-2627412) at the current address of P.O. Box 416, Milton, MA 02186.”

Learn  more about the Skyline [...]]]> Through a bequest (or a gift in your Will), you may leave FBH a specific dollar amount, or all or a percentage of your estate.   You may stipulate whether your bequest is unrestricted support, or for a specific purpose.

Here is sample language that you can show your lawyer:

“After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, bequeath and devise % of the reminder of my estate (or $ if a specific amount) to Friends of the Blue Hills Charitable Trust. (Tax ID 04-2627412) at the current address of P.O. Box 416, Milton, MA 02186.”

Learn  more about the Skyline Society.

Meet a Skyline Society member.

Download a free copy of the Frequently Asked Questions about the Skyline Society.

Photo: Erica Mattison, Dorchester

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Skyline Society Member: Erica Quigley http://friendsofthebluehills.org/future-blue-hills/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/future-blue-hills/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:14:19 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7362 Erica joined the Skyline Society by including the Friends of the Blue Hills in her Will…

Erica Quigley is passionate about connecting people to the outdoors. After working as a teacher naturalist, she is currently a graduate student at the Boston Architectural College.  She plans to devote her career to designing spaces that help people connect with one another and the world around them.

Her enthusiasm for the natural world extends to the Blue Hills. She says she appreciates the Friends of the Blue Hills’ advocacy and volunteer service activities which “are filling gaps in the enormous job of keeping [...]]]> Erica joined the Skyline Society by including the Friends of the Blue Hills in her Will…

Erica Quigley is passionate about connecting people to the outdoors. After working as a teacher naturalist, she is currently a graduate student at the Boston Architectural College.  She plans to devote her career to designing spaces that help people connect with one another and the world around them.

Her enthusiasm for the natural world extends to the Blue Hills. She says she appreciates the Friends of the Blue Hills’ advocacy and volunteer service activities which “are filling gaps in the enormous job of keeping the reservation healthy and accessible.”

Erica feels so strongly about protecting the Blue Hills, she has joined the Skyline Society, the Friends of the Blue Hills’ program for honoring and thanking people who have included the Friends of the Blue Hills in their Will.

As a young adult with a busy life ahead of her, Erica wants to make sure that she doesn’t lose sight of how important the Blue Hills is for her. “I know I can’t afford to give as much as I’d like now – but by putting the Friends of the Blue Hills in my Will, I know that my wishes to protect the Blue Hills will be fulfilled.”

Download a free copy of the Frequently Asked Questions brochure about the Skyline Society.

Learn more about the Skyline Society.

 

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Thank you! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/thank-you/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/thank-you/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:37:52 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7353 By signing the petition, you join others who love the Blue Hills and are taking steps to protect and maintain it!

Let your friends know you signed it — and please encourage them to sign as well!  The more people who sign, the better Secretary Matthew Beaton will understand the importance of the Blue Hills!

 

Please encourage your friends to sign the petition by copying and pasting the below link into an email… or social media!

http://friendsofthebluehills.org/support-blue-hills-buildings/

Thank you again for protecting the Blue Hills!

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Thank you for signing the petition to support Blue Hills buildings!

By signing the petition, you join others who love the Blue Hills and are taking steps to protect and maintain it!

Let your friends know you signed it — and please encourage them to sign as well!  The more people who sign, the better Secretary Matthew Beaton will understand the importance of the Blue Hills!

 

Please encourage your friends to sign the petition by copying and pasting the below link into an email… or social media!

http://friendsofthebluehills.org/support-blue-hills-buildings/

Thank you again for protecting the Blue Hills!

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Petition to Support Blue Hills Buildings http://friendsofthebluehills.org/support-blue-hills-buildings/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/support-blue-hills-buildings/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:34:09 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7349 With just a cursory look at some Blue Hills landmark buildings, you’ll find:

  •  A leaky roof on the Blue Hills Observatory that if not repaired, could destabilize the building
  • Walls on the Trailside Museum that need support or they will become unsafe
  • Beams that if not replaced will bring down the historic Broderick Stable

 

You can help ensure that basic building infrastructure is maintained for these buildings – as well as Eliot Tower and the Blue Hill Ski Area.

Over $8 million has been allocated in the 2014 Environmental Bond Bill [...]]]> Petition to Support Blue Hills Buildings

With just a cursory look at some Blue Hills landmark buildings, you’ll find:

  •  A leaky roof on the Blue Hills Observatory that if not repaired, could destabilize the building
  • Walls on the Trailside Museum that need support or they will become unsafe
  • Beams that if not replaced will bring down the historic Broderick Stable

 

You can help ensure that basic building infrastructure is maintained for these buildings – as well as Eliot Tower and the Blue Hill Ski Area.

Over $8 million has been allocated in the 2014 Environmental Bond Bill for capital expenditures in the Blue Hills.  This funding would repair crumbling historic landmarks.  But these resources will only be released if people like you show your support.

Please sign the petition to urge Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Secretary Mathew Beaton to release funding allocated in the Environmental Bond Bill to restore cherished Blue Hills landmark buildings.

Please fill out the petition to let Secretary Mathew Beaton know you care about the Blue Hills!

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Sunday, May 3rd – Special Member Walk – Archeology Wonders of the Blue Hills http://friendsofthebluehills.org/archeology-wonders/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/archeology-wonders/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:34:17 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7340 Back by Popular Demand!

 

Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m. St. Moritz Trail Head Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No [...]]]> Back by Popular Demand!

 

Joe Bagley, noted archaeologist and popular keynote speaker at last year’s Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration, will be leading a hike in the Blue Hills, pointing out areas of archaeological interest.

Sunday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
St. Moritz Trail Head
Park at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy

Please note, the hike will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; please check our website for up to date information.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special event for FBH members and friends!

Not a member?  No problem!  Join today - or join at the hike!

 

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CANCELLED: Community Forum with DCR Commissioner http://friendsofthebluehills.org/may14/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/may14/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:05:33 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7329 Since we scheduled the meeting with the DCR Commissioner, the Commissioner has changed as part of the new administration.  Since the new Commissioner only started this week, we will need to cancel next week’s community meeting.

We will reschedule with her for sometime in the future.

In the meantime, we look forward to working with other members of the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills — and all of you to protect Blue Hills landmark buildings.

More information on the Coalition and efforts to improve [...]]]> We have to cancel the community forum with the Department of Conservation and Recreation…

Since we scheduled the meeting with the DCR Commissioner, the Commissioner has changed as part of the new administration.  Since the new Commissioner only started this week, we will need to cancel next week’s community meeting.

We will reschedule with her for sometime in the future.

In the meantime, we look forward to working with other members of the Coalition for a Better Blue Hills — and all of you to protect Blue Hills landmark buildings.

More information on the Coalition and efforts to improve the Blue Hills.

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Peek a Blue Hikes – Every other Tuesday http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:50:52 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7233 Bring your tots and join us at Houghton’s Pond!

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Join us for Peek a Blue Hikes — Starting April 14! http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside-2/ http://friendsofthebluehills.org/kids-outside-2/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:03:47 +0000 http://friendsofthebluehills.org/?p=7311

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Peek a Blue Hikes  flyer  4-2-15

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