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Join us for the Winter Fest!

Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest! Tuesday, February 27 From 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area 4001 Washington St, Canton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest! Come for a night hike (which starts...

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Tips for Winter Hiking

This Week on Blue Hills A-Live, your weekly guide to the Blue Hills, Steve Olanoff gives tips for keeping warm when you're hiking in this chilly weather...  You'll also hear a little-known tidbit about Hancock Hill.  (Do you know who use to own it?)...

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What You’ll Learn on the Weekly Blue Hills A-Live

Join us each week for Blue Hills A-Live, your weekly Facebook Live Guide to the Blue Hills!  Find us each week on Facebook, Thursdays at noon.  You can ask questions, add your comments... and enjoy the Blue Hills community! Don't miss Blue Hills A-Live... sign up for...

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Thank You!

A big thank you to YOU and the nearly 300 people who donated to the Blue Hills Forever Fund and helped  raise $$22,655!  Thank you for supporting the Blue Hills! https://youtu.be/urQvzD8l2gM

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Blue Hills Reservation 27th Annual First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes Blue Hills Wildlife: noon – 1 pm Hot cocoa & snacks for sale Three DCR Ranger-led Hikes at 1 pm Houghton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside St, Milton, MA Join the “Granddaddy of First Day Hikes” and celebrate New Year’s Day in the Blue Hills. From...

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Job Posting: Part-time Social Media Assistant

Friends of the Blue Hills Social Media Assistant The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serves as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect...

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Action Alert: Protect Parkland

As we know from our experiences with losing land in the Blue Hills, it is far too easy to lose parkland to private interests. The Public Lands Preservation Act would help protect the Blue Hills and all public open space from the caprices of legislators and...

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Sound Map of the Blue Hills

Last fall, dozens of Friends' volunteers recorded noise levels in the Blue Hills.  Volunteers emailed the noise data to Boston University researchers who created a noise map of a portion of the Blue Hills.  (See below.) The Boston University research team was led by...

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Traffic Advisory Related to Controlled Deer Hunt

DCR Traffic Advisory: Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton  WHAT:          On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will institute road...

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#OptOutside at Houghton’s Pond

Friday, November 24, 10am Visitors Center at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street in Milton The Friends of the Blue Hills has once again joined REI’s #OptOutside campaign to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors on Friday, November 24. Rather than spend the day at...

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Sneak Peek at the Eustis Estate

The Eustis Estate sits right next to the Blue Hills...  come to the Annual Celebration this Thursday, October 5th to learn how.  And watch the video with Peter Gittleman to get  insights into the Eustis Estate and it's rich history....

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What’s Invading the Blue Hills?

Some of the forests in the Blue Hills are threatened...  listen to Rick Kesseli, UMass Boston Chair of the Biology Department, to learn how during Blue Hills A-Live, the Facebook Live show.  Join us for the next one, Tuesday, 1pm on October 10th....

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Great Silent Auction Items!

Annual Celebration! Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Milton Hoosic Club Discounted ticket rate: $35 through midnight, October 2 Please join us for this special evening of food, friends and festivities.... and see below for the great silent auction items!    ...

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Are Eagles Nesting in Milton?

Are Eagles Nesting in Milton? By Lawrence Meyer Back in January 2016 I wrote about two eagles in Milton that had been seen regularly at Milton Landing since October 2014. I was thinking it might be time for an update probing the question of where they have been and...

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Neponset River Clean Up

Meet:  Martini Shell parking lot, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park Time:  8am – Coffee, donuts & check-in, 8:45 – Report to sites Date: September 23, 2017 Ages:  15 and up Bring:  water, hat, sunblock, work gloves Wear:  work clothes (no sandals). You may get very...

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